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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Meet Moringa: The Superfood of 2018

By Jill Failla In SPINS’ recent 2018 trend predictions webinar, we called out moringa as a superfood to watch this year. A complete plant protein, Moringa oleifera is a tree leaf native to Asia (often ground into a powder) that is high in antioxidants, calcium, potassium, and...

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Popping New Life into an Ancient Snack

By Jill Failla Humans have consumed corn for thousands of years. Long before other preparations were possible, Aztec civilizations were even popping the kernels, NPR reports. How can such an old snack be new and trendy? In honor of National Popcorn Day, SPINS takes a look...

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Glassware Gives Rise to New Yogurts

By Jill Failla SPINS recently expanded its Packaging attribute in the Product Library to the REFRIGERATED YOGURT & KEFIR category, allowing for yet another nuanced view of new and emerging yogurt trends. Using this attribute, SPINS data shows that year-over-year sales for REFRIGERATED YOGURT & KEFIR...

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Fresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

By Jill Failla Spurred by changing consumer lifestyles, including gluten-free, Paleo, Ketogenic, low-FODMAP, and raw diets, as well as a variety of allergy-friendly and free-from practices, the shelf-stable flour segment is transforming. Historically filled with a variety of wheat products, this space now extends to ancient...

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