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Attributes (new!) – Call out nutritional qualities of foods by adding Attributes to your shelf tags. Attribute indicators highlight nutritional features of your products, showing consumers you care about their health, convenience, gluten allergy concerns & organic lifestyles. There are 12 attributes available: Organic, Gluten Free, Low Saturated Fat, Low Sodium, Good Source of Fiber, Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Protein, Good Source of Vitamin D, Good Source of Vitamin A, Good Source of Vitamin C, Good Source of Potassium, and 100 Calories or Less. The nutritional attribute database is compiled by NuVal but there is no co-branding; you can make this program your own and customize it however you want. You can print shelf tags yourself in-house, through your preferred shelf tag printer, or through AWG’s signage partner Pangea.

Guiding Stars – Guiding Stars helps identify nutritious foods on the shelf with a simple, easy-to-understand one, two or three star rating system. With a broad array of sign solutions, various points-of-contact via e-newsletters and engaging online content, Guiding Stars makes it easy for you to connect with customers about the nutrition guidance they want. Affordable for the single-store operator as well as for large groups.

NuVal – No matter the starting point, NuVal® will help your customers trade up for health. Should they buy the wheat rolls or the multi-grain bread? Which salty snack is more nutritious for their family? Now with the help of NuVal®, your customers will be able to make quick and easy trade ups between products – in mere seconds with a rating system from 1-100. The higher the number the more nutritious the food. NuVal® Scores are powered by a sophisticated scientific algorithm that takes into account more than 30 nutrient and nutrition factors, in addition to their effects on health outcomes. Use NuVal to differentiate your store and capture those customers looking for more nutritional guidance.


Nutrition Related Blog Posts

The Resolution Solution

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As we press the reset button and start another New Year, it’s typical for people to make resolutions. The most common being “lose weight”, “get in better shape” and “eat healthier”. With that in mind many grocers will implement a…

Nutrition Facts Label Comparison

What You Need to Know about the New Nutrition Facts Label

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On Monday May 20th, the FDA finalized their proposal to change Nutrition Facts labels for packaged goods. Considering that these rules haven’t changed for over two decades, I was pleased to hear the Nutrition Facts label is finally getting a makeover. Americans are changing…

Guiding Stars Uses Emojis to Simplify Grocery Nutrition

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We have a guest blog post from Kevin Coupe of the Morning News Beat, talking about Guiding Stars, a nutrition program we offer to our members. Enjoy! I think it is worth noting this morning that Guiding Stars, the nutritional guidance…

NuVal® Increases Consumers’ Grocery Nutrition and Retailer Profits

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We have a guest blog post from one of our partners at NuVal! The author of this post is Amanda Barillas, a business analyst for NuVal LLC, where she helps retailers launch NuVal® scores in their stores. She is also a…

2016 On the Shelves: Food Trends Lookout

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It’s no secret that shoppers are shopping differently. Some of this is impacted by different formats of stores, more competition and a wider variety of products, but shoppers are also considering nutrition when walking the aisles of their local grocery…

Supporting Nutrition in Schools

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The focus on nutrition in schools as well as other governmental regulations might finally be paying off. Childhood obesity rates appear to be plateauing, though still unacceptably high. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what is making the difference, but providing…

The Local Trend

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Food trends come and go, but one seems to be in it for the long haul: local products. A survey from the National Restaurant Association last year found that local food trends are dominating the market, with three of the…

How to Successfully Market Organic & Natural Foods

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If your store isn’t selling organic or natural food products, you should change that. According to a recent webinar by NGA (National Grocers Association), 8 in 10 U.S. families purchase organic products. The growth of organic and natural sales are…

Organic Food is for the Average, Ordinary American

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The belief that only wealthy people buy organic food is actually a myth. Ali Partovi disproved this misconception at the 2015 TedxManhattan talks, where he presented recent data on the growing market of organic shoppers. In the past year, 3…

Keeping up with the Nutrition Competition

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What is your store doing to keep up with the competition in nutrition? Retailers across the nation are recognizing the vast opportunities in the growing nutrition market. In this day and age, if you want to keep up with competitors…