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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Behold the Peanut Renaissance

By Jill Failla Just in time for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, SPINS is here to deliver the news: peanuts are enjoying a renaissance in 2018. For a while now, many consumers’ first association with peanuts has been as a common allergen, and experts have...

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Collagen Trends: Are Plant-Based Boosts the Next Wave?

By Jill Failla In our 2018 trend predictions, SPINS called out collagen as a driving force behind new categories and products. Long associated with benefits for hair, skin, muscles, and joints, animal-derived collagen is a protein that’s experienced mainstream recognition by way of bone broth in...

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Go Further with Food: Trends in Food-Waste Reduction

March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.1 This year’s theme is Go Further with Food. That can mean different things to different people. For some, it may mean jump-starting your day with a...

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