Natural Grocers releases 2024 Top Trends list; annual forecast predicts up-and-coming products and practices focused on categories of health and wellness, body care & beauty, food & drink and 'ecologically thoughtful'

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LAKEWOOD, Colorado , December 11, 2023 (press release) –

Company forecasts up-and-coming products and practices focused on health and wellness, body care & beauty, food & drink, as well as those that are ecologically thoughtful, just in time for the holidays

Natural Grocers®, America's Nutrition Education ExpertsSM and the largest family-operated organic and natural grocery retailer in the U.S., revealed its eighth annual Top Trends for 2024 The company's experts predict the most anticipated products and practices for 2024 in the categories of Health and Wellness; Body Care and Beauty; Food and Beverage; and those that are Ecologically Thoughtful.View File Download File Natural-Grocers-Top-10-Nutritional-Trends 

“This year’s trends piece incorporates an array of truly unique topics with products and practices we love. Though listed as “trends”, our company has been embracing some of these practices and promoting the brands behind them, for many years,” said Raquel Isely, Vice President of Marketing for Natural Grocers.

To accurately pinpoint the 2024 predictions, Natural Grocers' Nutrition Education team, including our knowledgeable Registered Dietitians and Certified Natural Foods Chefs, collaborated with the retailer's purchasing, marketing and analytics teams. Each year, these specialists study consumer-shopping preferences, dig into the latest research to predict these rising and shifting trends.

"This year's trends piece incorporates an array of truly unique topics with products and practices we love. Though listed as "trends", our company has been embracing some of these practices and promoting the brands behind them, for many years," said Raquel Isely, Vice President of Marketing for Natural Grocers. "Whether it's menopause finally getting its due, embracing 'skinimalism', educating yourself on synthetic biology, or trying out time-tested eating lifestyle like the Mediterranean Diet, we're pleased to present our trends for the coming year. We hope this list also encourages folks to pause and consider how intricately our purchases and practices are connected when it comes to shaping our collective ability to thrive and flourish long-term. Plus, if you're still searching for that perfect gift, this list might inspire you with practical gifts that can support the wellbeing of that special someone, while adhering to environmentally thoughtful standards."   

NATURAL GROCERS' TOP TRENDS FOR 2024

Natural Grocers' Top Trends for 2024, are classified within the categories of Health & Wellness; Body Care & Beauty; Food & Beverage and those that are Ecologically Thoughtful, for a total of twelve trends. The team of experts also included a "Try This Trend" addition, which incorporates an idea or product for those who want to explore the trends for themselves. There's even a Bonus Trend for the second year in a row, which stands alone, while also touching every other trend. The Top Trends are listed below, with each category linked to the full copy, product suggestions, as well as research and references on the company's website.

HEALTH & WELLNESS TRENDS Heat Adaption Becomes Necessary

  1. Blood Sugar Balance Is Key to Healthy Weight Maintenance
  2. Menopause Finally Gets the Attention It Deserves

BODY CARE & BEAUTY TRENDS

  1. Skin Barrier Repair Becomes the Holy Grail of Skincare
  2. Skinimalism Clears the Clutter
  3. Hydroxyapatite Toothpaste Upgrades Our Oral Health

ECOLOGICALLY THOUGHTFUL TRENDS

  1. Learning to Mitigate the Health Hazards of Wildfire Smoke Becomes an Unfortunate Reality
  2. Consumers Reject Lab-Grown Meat
  3. The Battle to Define "Regenerative Agriculture" Begins

FOOD & BEVERAGE TRENDS

  1. We All Get on Board with Boards
  2. The Mediterranean Diet Stands the Test of Time
  3. Replacing High Omega-6 Oils Becomes a Health Priority

*BONUS TREND*

  1. Be a Regenivore

    Eating like a regenivore means making food choices that support your health and the health of the planet. It also means emphasizing nourishing foods that are grown by farmers and ranchers who prioritize practices that sustain and regenerate the soil, water, biodiversity, and the overall ecosystem in which they function. This includes foods that are organic, non-GMO, regeneratively grazed, humanely raised, and sustainably sourced.

Natural Grocers will be sharing these trends online  and over their social media channels throughout December and in the upcoming volume of their Health Hotline – available online and in print this January.

ABOUT NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE 

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) is an expanding specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries, body care products, and dietary supplements. The products sold by Natural Grocers must meet strict quality guidelines and may not contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners, or partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils. The Company sells only USDA-certified organic produce and exclusively pasture-raised, non-confinement dairy products, and free-range eggs. Natural Grocers' flexible smaller-store format allows it to offer affordable prices in a shopper-friendly, clean, and convenient retail environment. The Company also provides extensive free science-based Nutrition Education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. The Company, founded in 1955, has 167 stores in 21 states. Visit www.NaturalGrocers.com  for more information and store locations.

SOURCE Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.

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