ARP and Abbott surveyed 1,480 Americans ages 50 years and older and found that while a majority see themselves as being in good health, 1-in-2 reported that they wished they had more strength or energy.
The specialty channel, including natural grocery and vitamin retailers, has long been a fair prognosticator of what might be coming down the line in the natural health space for mass, food and drug retailers.
The vitamin/mineral/supplement category was up 4.6% for the 52 weeks ended April 17 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI. When you add the related adjacent wellness categories, the total business tops more than $12.8 billion on a similar middle-single-digit growth rate.
Sparkling Ice has rolled out Sparkling Ice essence of sparkling water. The new collection is free of sweeteners, contains zero calories, has no artificial colors or preservatives, and delivers an “essence” of natural flavors.
As shoppers look for healthier alternatives to traditional soft drinks, the U.S. bottled water category is reaching new heights, according to Mintel. New data revealed that sales of bottled water increased 6.4% to more than $15 billion in 2015.
Jelly Belly brought its reputation for delicious flavors and high quality to the organic snack category with the launch of Organic Jelly Beans in 10 assorted fruit flavors and five sour flavors, as well as Organic Fruit Flavored Snacks. Organic Fruit Flavored Snacks now are available in bags with a mix of six fruit flavors.