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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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A Day in the Life of SPINS’ Pet Consultant

Four Questions for Amy Kerr   What is your current role in the company? I am working hand in hand with Animal Supply Company (ASC) – one of the largest distributors in the pet industry – to ensure that independent pet retailers are harnessing the power of data...

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Heart-Smart Living

February is American Heart Month – a time to spread love to others and to ourselves by understanding our heart-disease risk and taking positive steps to be heart-healthy. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in...

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