Healthy Shift to Healthy Snacking

Healthy snacksThe New Year has come and gone.  Resolutions have been made.  According to a 2015 Nielsen consumer report, the #1 resolution made last year was to “Stay Fit and Healthy.”  The #2 resolution made was to “Lose Weight.”  The same themes are in place for 2016 and, in fact, the idea of using food to manage health may help explain growing consumer interest in Specialty Foods including natural and organic products.

How to: Boost Holiday Sales and Profits

With U.S. sales of specialty food up 22% in 2014 to $109 billion, retailers are adjusting their holiday programs to include strong seasonal specialty/natural items. Building specialty off shelf displays as incremental profit centers has become increasingly popular and differentiates retailers. The holiday season is the single largest sales opportunity of the year and successful retailers are using innovative techniques to engage consumers and build loyalties that prove prosperous year round.

Better For You Back to School – Industry Insights

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It’s July.  The kids are beginning to get restless and parents are already thinking about sending their kids back to school.  With the selling season right around the corner (August-September) retailers can begin to focus on additional seasonal opportunities for back to school.  Families are beginning to get into shopping mode so it’s time to benefit from some creative marketing and enjoy the incremental sales that are generated.

Gaea in the New York Times


We are excited and honored to inform you that Gaea North America’s launch was announced yesterday’s print issue of The New York Times (circulation: 2,022,850) in the “Front Burner” column of the Food section.  Author & Food Critic, Florence Fabricant highlighted Gaea Fresh, Kalamata, Sitia & Sparta Oils under the headline, “To Drizzle: An Olive Oil for Every Occasion.”  Fabricant described Gaea oils as, “distinctive and reasonably priced” and touched upon the differentiating factors of each of the four varieties. A prominent image of all four Gaea bottles was also included.

Introducing the Knowledge Library!


Knowledge Library              

Introducing the Knowledge Library! This password protected site will provide customers a great opportunity to access custom marketing materials in one central place to use for ads, in-store marketing, demos, and more! This portal is exclusive to all Chex customers and is a marketing “one-stop-shop.” Log in on our new website to access Chex catalogs, brand education, product images and more!