How to Build a Successful Plant-Based Strategy for Retailers

Plant-based food choices have been on the rise for years and the momentum accelerated in the earlier part of 2020 thanks to pandemic shopping. The variety of plant-based options has never been larger. Shelves and cases are filled with choices for meats (hamburgers, chicken patties, sausages), milks, and yogurts as well as vitamins and supplements. In the months since the initial stock-up, … Read more How to Build a Successful Plant-Based Strategy for Retailers

Key Account Data Can Help Your Retail Relationship

You’ve researched and innovated, and now you want to show your retail partners why your products deserve more space on their shelves.     That’s where SPINS can help. We provide Key Account data for select retailers who have agreed to share market-level performance data across their network. Find out how your products are performing at this … Read more Key Account Data Can Help Your Retail Relationship

SPINSights: How Brands are Navigating The New “Normal”

Join SPINS’ Sara Benjamin as she discusses how brands are navigating this new normal. Sara will discuss: Sales Trends: Insights into Natural Products Core Functional Ingredients: Sales Behaviors in Traditional Immune Functionality Extending Beyond the Core: Analyzing the Shopper Habits in Adjacent Functional Trends Looking Beyond: Insights on Going Forward For more information on how … Read more SPINSights: How Brands are Navigating The New “Normal”

The Challenges and Opportunities for Pet Specialty Retailers and Brands

IPP Pushes Boundaries to Remain an Incubator for Advancement When Jon Martinek was approached by Independent Pet Partners, he was looking for an opportunity in a small organization. IPP was a startup at the time and he had been working retail for 25 years with large companies, such as Mars and Walmart. Today, Martinek is the Chief Merchandising Officer at IPP, which has grown to about 160 … Read more The Challenges and Opportunities for Pet Specialty Retailers and Brands

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/13/20

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is still probably your own kitchen. Next time you go to the store to replenish your favorite foods, consider reaching for these local brands as well! 1. Country Bob’s Photo courtesy of Country Bob’s Facebook WHY: … Read more Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/13/20

From New Partnerships to New Channels: 3 Ways SPINS is Innovating Now

blog cover photo previewing the spins pet channel

The natural and wellness market has never been more competitive and in need of innovation—and that’s not only because of COVID. Shoppers have chosen healthier lifestyle choices more and more with each passing year, proving that natural and organic items are staples, not trends. However, just because shoppers are looking for healthy and nutritious options … Read more From New Partnerships to New Channels: 3 Ways SPINS is Innovating Now

5 Benefits of SPINS Data for Retailers: Why Joining the SPINS Retail Community Leads to Innovation

5 Benefits of SPINS Data for Retailers: Why Joining the SPINS Retail Community Leads to Innovation blog cover photo

Successful retailers know that strong relationships with their customers are vital to success in today’s competitive market and for future growth. You want to offer the best experience at every touchpoint, from marketing to eComm to in-store. The right data makes that happen. When you take sales figures, shopping patterns, and consumer behavioral data beyond … Read more 5 Benefits of SPINS Data for Retailers: Why Joining the SPINS Retail Community Leads to Innovation

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/6/20

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is still probably your own kitchen. Next time you go to the store to replenish your favorite foods, consider reaching for these local brands as well! 1. Rumi Spice Photo courtesy of @rumi_spice, Instagram WHY: Rumi … Read more Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/6/20

From Vitamin D to Collagen: Supplements and Functional Ingredients Are in High Demand

Supplements sales were on the rise even before COVID shook up consumer habits earlier this year. Dating back to 2018, supplements saw year over year growth. Vitamins and supplements sold a combined $4.75 billion in 2018, $5 billion last year, and are on target for $5.5 billion this year. As we mentioned in the earlier … Read more From Vitamin D to Collagen: Supplements and Functional Ingredients Are in High Demand

What Natural Shoppers Are Buying for the BBQ: 4 Data-Backed Shopper Trends for Grilling Season

The 4th of July is here, which means we have hit peak grilling season. This year the BBQs might not have many–or any—guests or they might take place on an indoor grill instead. But if Memorial Day was any indication, Americans will be enjoying their favorite summer foods and activities this week. (And if you’re … Read more What Natural Shoppers Are Buying for the BBQ: 4 Data-Backed Shopper Trends for Grilling Season