The SPINS Product Library
Our extensive product coding and expertise equate to unparalleled insights into industry trends.
Each month we research, code and add as many as 8,000 new products to our SPINS Product Library database, segmenting them by the natural and specialty product attributes underlying consumers’ purchasing decisions.
Today, we code for over 880,000 UPCs across all product types -
and that number is growing.
We provide information on over 190,000 natural and organic products segmented into our industry-standard hierarchy of 92 categories and 469 subcategories, with 561 primary functional ingredients and 43 product
attributes. Our Product Library is the most complete and up-to-date resource of its kind in the industry and is at the heart of what makes our data and services go unmatched.
SPINS Product Library Hierarchy 101
How do we segment and classify over 800,000 UPCs?
Let's take a look at the structure of our industry-standard content hierarchy.
92 Product Categories
Each UPC-coded item is added to one of 92 product categories across 10 departments (e.g. grocery, body care, vitamins). Items are further segmented into one of 469 subcategories.
We segment products by the primary ingredients that either make up the largest percentage of an item by weight, or are deemed most relevant to the health benefit claims linked to a product.
43 Product Attributes
We code for more than 40 product characteristics related to brand positioning, third party certifications, label content and more - and that number is quickly increasing!
What sets our coding and the SPINS Product Library apart?
Industry expertise and a passion for healthy living.
into industry products by providing a level of detail that
allows one to understand the driving force behind the
growth trends. The key differentiation resides in their
attribute coding. By capturing product attributes such as
Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Fair Trade, Organic, etc., SPINS
provides you with the information needed to successfully
manage your natural and organic business.”