The Natural Products Expo West show was reported to have record attendance this year and it was clear there was a lot of excitement across the board for participants. It is always refreshing to see such vigor and engagement by attendees, manufactures, retailers, and trade organizations. Our industry drives its own ship and with this luxury it’s always a question if we are “steering the right way.” Without a doubt things are on course, the innovation train has a lot of steam and traditional classics still share tremendous value and purpose. There truly is something for everyone at Expo West and the Natural Products Industry continues to over-deliver and to delight.
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Natural and organic product sales are at an all-time high, presenting an enormous opportunity for product developers. To give the CPG industry a clearer picture of natural/organic/eco-friendly shoppers, IRI and SPINS created SPINS NaturaLink, a study that segments the U.S. population into seven groups based on: lifestyle, demographics, organic/natural product purchase history, and attitudes toward organic/natural products.
The $10.5-billion gluten-free food and beverage industry has grown 44% from 2011-13. Are concerns about gluten just a passing fad? How can gluten-free products continue to broaden their appeal? How will the FDA gluten-free ruling impact the category? Mintel’s new report, featuring SPINS data, provides a comprehensive analysis of the factors that have the greatest potential to impact the category’s performance.
SCHAUMBURG, IL October 2, 2013– BevNET is pleased to announce an exclusive, joint IRI and SPINS presentation at BevNET Live in Santa Monica, taking place Dec. 9 and 10. Giving attendees access to data insights from two of the most important sources of retailing and consumer information, this session will dive into the new beverage landscape using insights that define those types of natural consumers driving change, as well as those consumer segments seemingly uninterested in change. Attendees will learn the emerging products capturing the attention of the different consumer segments and the degree of change that those products evoke in their buying behavior.
SCHAUMBURG, IL September 26, 2013– Living Naturally, Inc., a primary provider of technology and marketing solutions, announced a long-term strategic partnership with SPINS, a leading information and service provider, to collaborate on joint services to support the natural, organic and specialty products industry.
SCHAUMBURG, IL July 3, 2013– SPINS, the leading information and service provider for the Natural & Specialty Products Industry, has announced a new partnership with Oliver’s, a leading independent grocer with a growing chain of stores in Sonoma County, California. The two companies will collaborate to provide Oliver’s with information and resources for the specialty and gourmet grocery channel.
SCHAUMBURG, IL June 4, 2013 – The SPINS-defined natural and specialty body care universe is more than $1.9 billion and grew 17% over the past last year. Our team of experts has researched and coded thousands of body care products within the SPINS Product Library, segmenting them by 17 new and expanded attributes.
SCHAUMBURG, IL May 22, 2013–Vitamins & Supplements are a multi-billion dollar business within Natural and Conventional retail channels, with certain segments growing at upwards of 40%. SPINS delves into the data and reviews the leading categories, health concerns and primary ingredients.
SCHAUMBURG, IL May 15, 2013– Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and SPINS LLC today announced a partnership to accelerate the growth of the natural and organic products industry by integrating SPINS’ unique natural/organic food segmentation and industry expertise with IRI’s Consumer Network™ household panel. This will create a powerful new natural/organic segmentation capability that empowers CPG manufacturers and retailers to more effectively identify and market to consumers and shoppers in the fast growing natural/organic sector.
SCHAUMBURG, IL May 15, 2013–Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and SPINS LLC today announced a partnership to accelerate the growth of the natural and organic products industry by integrating SPINS’ unique natural/organic food segmentation and industry expertise with IRI’s Consumer Network™ household panel to create a powerful new natural/organic segmentation capability that empowers CPG manufacturers to more effectively identify and market to consumers and shoppers in the fast growing natural/organic sector.
SCHAUMBURG, IL March 27, 2013 – Expo West was vibrant in 2013. We sent in our Directors of the SPINS Product Library to scope out the full spectrum of exciting and innovative products featured on the show floor. From ‘best of show’ to vegan delights to weight loss winners, they highlight the brands and products that caught their attention this year.
SPINS has announced the launch of its Product Information Resource Center (PIRC) web portal. The PIRC web portal was developed in collaboration with leading industry partners as a platform to bring standards, consistency, improved accuracy, and greater scope that captures more detailed Natural and Specialty product information.
This is the era of digital – and the movement towards electronic alternatives is growing. SPINS has acquired majority interest in Third Solutions, Inc., developer and owner of MyReceipts®, and created a new SPINS subsidiary called Third Solutions LLC wholly focused on defining the future of the digital receipt platform.
Sales of natural products within natural, specialty gourmet, and conventional retailers topped $36 billion last year – a 13.3% increase over the previous year. What’s more, natural and organic products are outpacing overall store growth across all channels!
SPINS Trends Reports
How does the regular price of an identical set of items compare across channels? To find out, we have selected 30 popular natural and organic grocery items to include in a ‘SPINS 30′ market basket. We monitor the total cost to see how it changes on an annual and period-to-period basis in each of the channels.
How are natural and organic products faring on a macro level? We take a close look at key unit, price and dollar trends for these products in Natural, Specialty Gourmet and Conventional Grocery supermarkets. We report on and chart the topline trends for the latest thirteen periods.
Over the last two years the sales of probiotic foods and supplements has risen 79% from 1.25 billion in July 2010 to 2.25 billion in July 2012. Information about the benefits of probiotics has become common knowledge amongst most of the health conscious and much of the mainstream community and as a result over the last few years the probiotic food, beverage and supplements categories have seen a strong level growth and product innovation.
Read the full article by our Product Library Manager Kerry Watson and featured in the Natural Products Insider.
Check out the top ingredient trends to watch for this year and find out why they’re gaining momentum. Ingredients include saffron, krill oil, flax, B vitamins, natural zero-calorie sweeteners,… Read More
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Growing consumer awareness of their own deficiencies, its health benefits, and the emergence of innovative forms are making magnesium the ‘the hottest ingredient in the mineral category’.
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Diet-formula sales in the natural channel leaped 94 percent to $2.4 million during the 12 months preceding Aug. 4, 2012, according to SPINS, and retailers can feel good about capturing that… Read More
From coconut water, to Greek yogurt, gluten-free, veggie proteins, dairy-alternatives, non-GMO and whole grains; what were the biggest trends of 2012, and what’s on the menu for 2013?
Curcumin is red hot. More accurately, it’s yellow hot. This phenol that lends the Indian herb turmeric its bold school-bus color also has myriad research-backed health benefits when taken as a… Read More
Thanks to mounting research and continued innovation, nutricosmetics saw a 19 percent increase in sales in the natural channel according to Schaumburg, Ill.-based market research firm SPINS.
There was a time when fiber was mostly about constipation. Then came findings that fiber increases glucose control and helps prevent type 2 diabetes. This was followed by research showing fiber… Read More
Retailers have seen double-digit gains in the sales of Fair Trade products in recent years, according to data from Fair Trade USA and SPINS. According to SPINS data, sales of Fair Trade product… Read More
Aker BioMarine Antarctic is revealing recent data from SPINS showing that krill oil has grown 43 percent in the natural products channel during the last year, significantly outpacing growth of… Read More
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It may just be the ultimate convenience food. Frozen pizza offers quick preparation, speedy cleanup and, with the correct healthy toppings, a complete meal. What’s not to love? These attributes…Read More
It’s not hard to have growth in the weight management sector when there are so many growing waistlines here in the land of the bloat. Mainstream shoppers grew the category more than 27 percent in… Read More
Hemp: nutritionally dense, sustainable to grow, wonderfully diverse, yet forbidden to farm in the United States. Though U.S. farmers can’t grow it, the latest sales data shows American consumers… Read More
This year is set to be the biggest for launches of new products making whole grain claims, according research firm Mintel, based here, in partnership with SPINS. The past eight months have seen… Read More
Without healthy bones, we’re just one fall away from a broken pelvis, which usually leads to death within a year. Without any bones at all, what are we but jellyfish or Democrats? Bone-health… Read More
More health for more people is an endearing motto for those of us committed to the health, wellness and nutrition industry. It would be nice if we could do well by doing well too… Read More
ABC’s new HerbalGram report shows that consumers continue to demand herbs and other plant-derived ingredients as an essential part of self-care. SPINS, a Schaumburg, Ill.-based market… Read More
Three new studies out this week show that probiotics are effective in maintaining health from the top to the bottom of the digestive system, with benefits beyond traditional digestive complaints… Read More
As an editor, I love a good headline. And as an editor in the natural foods marketplace, there’s been a lot to love. Stories across the nation have highlighted great change in the grocery… Read More
Natural products industry analyst SPINS has released new sales information that shows the natural channel continues to grow post-recession. According to SPINS’ press release, natural retailers… Read More
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