Kelsey Blackwell

Senior Editor , Natural Foods Merchandiser

As Natural Foods Merchandiser’s food editor, Blackwell has the enviable job of scoping out, trying and writing about what consumers will soon want to be filling their carts with. When she's not writing about food, nutrition or legislative issues, she's experimenting in the kitchen or scoping out trends in restaurants across the country. 

Posts by Kelsey Blackwell

in New Hope 360 Blog Nov 22, 2013

Ready for agave's second act?

Agave's got a new attitude, but are consumers willing to give the ingredient a second chance?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Oct 17, 2013

Candy corn vs. Stevia: Can this guy take on sugar and win?

Robert Brooke wants to wean Americans off sugar by creating a business that will encourage CPG's to try the natural sweetener in finished products....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Sep 30, 2013

5 food trends you may have missed at Expo East 

We scoured the show floor to identify these 5 food trends at Natural Products Expo East. Is your store ready?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Sep 27, 2013

Expo East hot food finds

One day into Natural Products Expo East and already these hot food favorites emerge. What will day two bring?....More
Farm Bill allocates millions for junk food, cuts food stamps
in New Hope 360 Blog Jul 18, 2013

Farm Bill allocates millions for junk food, cuts food stamps

Recently passed Farm Bill funnels billions to the largest agribusinesses while discounting nutrition programs targeted to relatively poor families....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jul 10, 2013

Cheese recall melts distaste for Whole Foods

Whole Foods Markets recalls Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to a bacterial infection outbreak that's sickened people across the country....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jul 03, 2013

5 trends spotted at the 2013 Summer Fancy Foods Show

From the bevy of new natural and organic products to the sweltering humidity, the Summer Fancy Food show was hot, hot, hot....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jun 26, 2013

Immigration debate sparks… new ice cream flavor?

Never shying away from controversy, Three Twins plans to launch a new ice cream flavor with a pro-immigration message....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jun 07, 2013

Hemp is the ultimate cash crop, let U.S. farmers grow it

In honor of Hemp History Week (June 3-9), let's again encourage lawmakers to legalize agricultural hemp....More
in New Hope 360 Blog May 23, 2013

Online grocery finally reaching its tipping point?

Big players including Whole Foods and Amazon test e-tail models....More

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