How to Make the Most of Your Time at Expo East 2018

An Interview with SPINS’ Senior Vice President of Brand Growth Solutions, Andrew Henkel SPINS’ Andrew Henkel has been attending Natural Products Expo for almost 10 years. In this time span, the trade show has changed a lot, but the best practices for exhibiting and attending...

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Seven Favorites from the Summer Fancy Food Show

By Jill Failla The Specialty Food Association’s biannual Fancy Food Show is the largest event in North America dedicated exclusively to specialty food and beverage producers and buyers. This past Summer Fancy Food Show, held in New York City, was attended by over 2,600 exhibitors from...

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In Time for Summer, Sports Drinks Clean Up

By Jill Failla   May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, when the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition encourages everyone to get outside and “Move in May.” And when it comes to exercising in the hot summer sun, in May and beyond, hydration is...

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Consumer Buying Trends: Sweets & Snacks Edition

By Jill Failla   With the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, we’re examining SPINS Consumer Insights to understand how consumers have changed their snacking habits in 2017. Natural snacks and sweets are growing due to an increase in household penetration, while conventional snacks...

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Green Cleaning for Spring

By Jill Failla   While the weather may not feel like spring in much of the U.S. right now, this is the time of year when many consumers are sprucing up their homes in anticipation of warmer weather by clearing out the clutter and deep-cleaning what remains....

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