News Briefs

Five Local Brands That Cover All Your Day Parts

Refrigerated snack bars. Buckwheat crunch. "Nice cream." High-protein hummus. And fresh foods with global flavors for lil' eaters (and adults!). Meet this week's 5 Brands. ...See the full post...

Five Local Brands in Sync with the Hot Season

The season — namely the onset of warm summer weather — is the reason for the latest installment of “5 Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week,” presented by ...See the full post...

“Take the Time” is a Luxury for Working Parents with Young Ones

by Shibani Baluja, guest contributor Shibani Baluja is co-founder and CEO of lil’gourmets, and a graduate of the Good Food Accelerator run by FamilyFarmed, also Naturally Chicago ...See the full post...

Webinar Video: Support Systems (and Opportunities) in the New Normal

Advice to food businesses for weathering the COVID crisis... and an outlook for opportunities in a wellness-focused future... in this webinar video. ...See the full post...

Strike Up The Brands With SPINS-Naturally's Five To Watch

Introducing "Five Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week," from Naturally Chicago and SPINS. Can Good Food be comfort food? You bet it can! ...See the full post...

Webinar Video: Brand Positioning in the Pandemic

Finding the right tone for marketing is challenging -- but doable -- during this historic emergency. Get great takeaways from our webinar video. ...See the full post...

Small Brands, Big Hearts: Snack Box Fundraising Helps Hospital Heroes

Led by Accelerator grad Tea Squares, 10 small, local brands are selling variety snack boxes with all profits going to aid hospital workers during the COVID crisis. ...See the full post...

Get Wild with Guilt-Free Snacking

The Good Food Accelerator is always searching out companies that offer delicious but healthier alternatives to foods people love. Woman-owned Get Wild fits that profile with its sn ...See the full post...

Kindness During COVID: Nature's Path Blazes $2.5M Donation Trail

Nature's Path cereal company is a longtime leader in organic food, and it is also leading in food donations during the COVID crisis. ...See the full post...

Good Food Accelerator: Helping Soup Explorers Pivot During the Crisis

Naturally Chicago is sharing the stories of businesses who are innovating to weather COVID-19. Linda Yeh-Ostrinsky of Chicago startup Soup Explorers contributed this thoughtful pi ...See the full post...

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CPG Entrepreneurs

Five Local Brands That Cover All Your Day Parts

Refrigerated snack bars. Buckwheat crunch. "Nice cream." High-protein hummus. And fresh foods with global flavors for lil' eaters (and adults!). Meet this week's 5 Brands. ...See the full post...

“Take the Time” is a Luxury for Working Parents with Young Ones

by Shibani Baluja, guest contributor Shibani Baluja is co-founder and CEO of lil’gourmets, and a graduate of the Good Food Accelerator run by FamilyFarmed, also Naturally Chicago ...See the full post...

Small Brands, Big Hearts: Snack Box Fundraising Helps Hospital Heroes

Led by Accelerator grad Tea Squares, 10 small, local brands are selling variety snack boxes with all profits going to aid hospital workers during the COVID crisis. ...See the full post...

Get Wild with Guilt-Free Snacking

The Good Food Accelerator is always searching out companies that offer delicious but healthier alternatives to foods people love. Woman-owned Get Wild fits that profile with its sn ...See the full post...

Good Food Accelerator: Helping Soup Explorers Pivot During the Crisis

Naturally Chicago is sharing the stories of businesses who are innovating to weather COVID-19. Linda Yeh-Ostrinsky of Chicago startup Soup Explorers contributed this thoughtful pi ...See the full post...

lil'gourmets: All In To Help While Pursuing Growth

lil'gourmets brings Good Food values to baby food... and they are helping generously during the COVID crisis. ...See the full post...

PREVAIL Jerky Offers Snackable Wellness for This Health-Conscious Moment and Beyond

This emerging brand is beef jerky meets Good Food. ...See the full post...

What the World Needs Now Is... The Power of Good Food

Now is the time for brands to lead —respectfully — on a better-for-you food message. ...See the full post...

Brands To Get Added TLC From KeHE's New elevate Program

KeHE— a Naturally Chicago co-founder — is accepting applications to its recently launched KeHe elevate program. This program is not a reinvention; rather, it is a “high touch ...See the full post...

Expo Next: Munchy Pops Outfoxes the Postponement

Munchy Pops planned a full-on company launch at Expo West. That was postponed, so we're here to help. ...See the full post...

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Farming & Agriculture

Farmers Need More Than Your Purchases — Call on Policymakers to Provide Financial Aid

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition urges you to contact Congress to support farmers during the crisis. ...See the full post...

These Virtually Virtuous Green City Farmers Deliver — Literally

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Retail News & Trends

Local Foods' No Contact Policy: Taking a Giant Leap for Customer Safety

Local Foods grocery, a longtime local health and wellness leader, is going to lengths to protect customer and staff safety. ...See the full post...

Naturally Co-Founder SPINS Teams With Mercato on E-Commerce for Smaller Stores

Naturally Chicago co-founder SPINS is partnering with Mercato on e-commerce solutions for smaller groceries. ...See the full post...

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Service Providers

Expert in FDA Law Formulated ABCs of CBD at Mingle

Rakesh Amin, a leading authority on FDA law, had sharp advice for CBD producers at our Morning Mingle. ...See the full post...

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Investment & Finance

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Resources

Webinar Video: Support Systems (and Opportunities) in the New Normal

Advice to food businesses for weathering the COVID crisis... and an outlook for opportunities in a wellness-focused future... in this webinar video. ...See the full post...

Webinar Video: Brand Positioning in the Pandemic

Finding the right tone for marketing is challenging -- but doable -- during this historic emergency. Get great takeaways from our webinar video. ...See the full post...

Kindness During COVID: Nature's Path Blazes $2.5M Donation Trail

Nature's Path cereal company is a longtime leader in organic food, and it is also leading in food donations during the COVID crisis. ...See the full post...

The Good News: COVID Crisis Sparks Outpouring of Assistance and Resources

So many good people helping. ...See the full post...

Free Fed Money for Small Businesses? Yes, AND... Don't Lay Off Employees

The folks at SRW have analyzed the 880-page stimulus law to help clarify how it will affect your business. ...See the full post...

Naturally Network Webinar Wednesday: Navigating the New (Ab)normal

Natural Product businesses: Register for Wednesday's webinar on navigating the COVID crisis. ...See the full post...

Fantastic Fungi Day 3/26: Home-View a Great Doc on Mushrooms, Health & Wellness

Join a virtual community to learn about the role of mushrooms in human and ecological health. ...See the full post...

Crisis Coping: SBA Emergency Assistance for Eligible Small Businesses

The US SBA is setting up a program to provide emergency aid to severely affected small businesses. ...See the full post...

Peer Prestige: Success Through Sampling with Custom Merchandising Services

Denise Mackowiak of Custom Merchandising Services, a Naturally Chicago member, is explains why in-store demos should be part of your marketing and consumer outreach plan. ...See the full post...

Naturally Chicago Webinar: Trendspotting at Expo West

With more than 3,600 companies exhibiting at Natural Products Expo West, it can be challenging to decide how to focus. But trendspotting is the organizing principal for those looki ...See the full post...

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