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Grocer Program Shows 32 Percent Lift in Sales with Sustainability Ratings

NEW YORK, September 13, 2016 – HowGood, an independent research organization and the best source of information on the food we eat. So today they announced a new program. One in which select HowGood certified brands will now be able to display their HowGood BEST rating directly on packaging. The new program, aptly named HowGood Certified. For it goes beyond the typical shelf tag rating system (next to the price). That’s making it even easier for consumers to identify authentic brands they can trust. Moreover and in turn, support an overall better food system. The program spans a number of categories: coffee, dairy, eggs, superfoods, and more, and includes brands like Trickling Springs Creamery, Ethical Bean Coffee, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, Big Island Bees, and Solana Gold Organics, among others.

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HowGood BEST rating

With this new program, HowGood supports brands with better practices by helping consumers find them more easily, which in turn will create a better food system. A new website dedicated to offering more in-depth information on the brands allows consumers to understand how the brand is bettering the food system. For brands, it offers another way to share their story around what makes them sustainable, including how they earned a BEST rating from HowGood, based on the following criteria:


  1. Better sourcing and processing standards
  2. More wholesome ingredients
  3. Humane treatment of animals
  4. Fair policies for workers

Put Rating System on Shelf

To date, HowGood’s grocer program shows an average lift in sales of 32% for BEST rated products. Especially when the rating system is on the shelf. Over the past nine years, HowGood has developed the world’s largest database of sustainable food ratings. For that’s including an in-store rating system that identifies industry leaders in the food system.

HowGood is currently the only company that rigorously researches the goodness of food products. That’s based on multiple metrics.  Moreover and highlights those ratings for consumers at the point of purchase. With over 70 industry-specific indicators per food item. That’s from ingredient sourcing to labor practices. So the organization has rated over 170,000 products.

The in-store ratings can be found on the shelves of hundreds of stores across 26 states and are also accessible via iTunes and Google Play.

Source: HowGood

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