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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.
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.
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.
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.