Hain began working with SPINS over a decade ago as a smaller-scale natural food manufacturer. Since then, it has grown into a multi-million, publicly traded company with its popular healthy foods spanning nearly all product categories under well-known brands such as Celestial Seasonings, Arrowhead Mills, and Earth’s Best. Despite its growth, Hain continues to adhere to the principles that guided its original core business: a commitment to producing and selling high quality, healthy foods made from all-natural ingredients and free from artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Because of its diverse product offerings and dedication to the core principles of the industry, Hain relies on SPINS product attribute coding, retail measurement services, consumer insights and advanced analytics to continue to deliver quality products that are relevant to today’s shoppers.
Type of Manufacturer: Natural and organic food and personal care products
Headquarters: Melville, NY
Markets: North America, Canada, Europe
Brands: Celestial Seasonings®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin’®, Health Valley®, WestSoy®, Earth’s Best®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Hain Pure Foods®, FreeBird™, Plainville Farms®, Hollywood®, Spectrum Naturals®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, Rosetto®, Ethnic Gourmet®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Granose®, Realeat®, Linda McCartney®, Lima®, Grains Noirs®, Natumi®, JASON®, Zia® Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Queen Helene®, Tushies® and TenderCare®.
Hain Pure Food Co, the original core business behind Hain-Celestial, has been in business since 1926!
Hain recently launched a Green Campaign in order to reduce its carbon footprint, ‘greening’ its buildings and packaging and promoting awareness for the cause.
Sprouts is now one of the largest and fastest growing retailers in the country, with projected annual revenues in excess of $2 billion and a steady stream of new store openings. Despite its size, Sprouts provides its shoppers with an unconventional shopping experience likened to that of a farmer’s market, offering a wide selection of natural and organic grocery and baked goods, local produce, and fresh meats and seafood at remarkably low prices.
In late May 2012, Sprouts merged with Sunflower Farmers Market. The consolidation of these two leading grocers specializing in fresh and natural foods has created a stronger company with more resources, greater access to the freshest products, and a solid commitment to provide a wide variety of fresh produce and affordable healthful foods. The combined company currently runs under the Sprouts Farmers Market banner and has nearly 150 stores with 11,000 employees. That’s an amazing accomplishment, given that both Sprouts and Sunflower are just turning ten years old!
And if there isn’t a Sprouts in your area yet… just wait. There will be many more in 2013 and in the years to come!
SPINS supports Sprouts in its merchandising decisions and in expanding its category management practices. While the two companies work together to determine the optimal assortment for the retailer, Sprouts maintains the integrity of its diverse product blend that has made its stores so successful and continues to offer clients the products unique to their local communities.
We have brought aboard two full time, dedicated business consultants to work alongside the Sprouts team in their Phoenix corporate office. Together, they ensure efficient category management and identify opportunities for all 150 of Sprouts’ retail locations. SPINS welcomes Lisa Grudzinski as a Sprouts ‘on-site’ late last year upon partnering with the retailer, and has recently added Kristan Milewski to help fill our expanding role within the organization as it continues to grow at a rapid pace! Lisa brought with her experience as a business manager and product analyst for Daymon Worldwide while Kristan had prior involvement with Sprouts, first as an intern and later as the Assisant to the Dairy Category Manager.
“SPINS’ information services and onsite support will help ensure a smooth transition into a stronger brand that offers the best combination of value-oriented, healthy, great tasting foods and an enhanced shopping experience for our customers.” – Jim Nielsen, COO of Sprouts
Type of Retailer: Natural-foods grocer
Top Executives: Doug Sanders, President and CEO; Shon Boney, Chairman of the Board
National Revenue: $2 billion
National Employees: 11,000+
Stores: 150 with plans for rapid 2013 growth
10 years in business
No. 1 Fastest Growing US Retailer (on Stores magazine’s Hot 100 Retailers list)
$860K raised for autism awareness in 2012
222 W. Hubbard St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654
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