What will consumers gravitate towards in 2016? Spicy and savory. SPINS’ insights into medicinal mushrooms and ethnic spices from our recent 2016 Trend Predictions take center stage!
SPINS’ Content Development team reflects on the industry to address broader industry trends as well as areas ripe for innovation. Our 2016 predictions feature an array of budding prospects to reach consumers’ progressing tastes and standards, including a fresh take on the local food movement, up and coming specialty flavors, and exciting developments in functional … Read moreSPINS 2016 Trend Predictions
Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions As consumers seek ingredient transparency, manufacturers have begun to respond by sharing more details on where ingredients come from, how they are processed and ultimately packaged to reach the end products that we see on store shelves. Typically during the manufacturing process, refrigerated packaged products are heated to … Read moreBetting Big on HPP
Research firm names Foodservice Industry veteran to lead new marketing initiatives CHICAGO, IL, January 11, 2016 – SPINS™, the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics and consulting for the Natural, Organic and Specialty Products Industry, announces the addition of Susan Szymanski as Vice President Marketing. Szymanski, a progressive marketing expert with broad experience … Read moreSPINS Expands Executive Team with the Addition of Susan Szymanski as Vice President – Marketing
CHICAGO, IL, December 16, 2015 – SPINS™, the leading information and service provider for the Natural and Specialty Products Industry, today announces an expansion of its insights offerings through its new partnership with Compellon™, the developer of breakthrough prescriptive analytics that quickly and easily delivers immediate actionable intelligence. How does it work? SPINS leverages its … Read moreSPINS and Compellon Announce Partnership
Surging sales of foods marketed as made without genetically modified crops are outpacing sales of food labeled organic in U.S. grocery stores. As GMOS continue to be a focus for consumers skeptical of the use of pesticides and GMOs’ safety for human consumption, non-GMO foods have experienced rapid growth, according to data compiled by SPINS.
Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions In Chicago, the outdoor farmers markets are winding down, the leaves have begun to change and fall is in full swing. With autumn’s crispness in the air, it’s a great time to reflect on the sweltering, muggy and seemingly-all-too-short summer. It’s hard to pinpoint whether it was the … Read moreCold Brew Coffee on the Rise
Successful meal replacements go beyond maintaining healthy body composition by addressing the need for personalized nutrition. How do they stand out to cater to a growing variety of consumer health concerns? SPINS’ natural and specialty product expert Kim Kawa discusses the ingredient profiles, health focus and label claims that are helping to differentiate these products in the market.
HowGood rates and marks products as Good, Great, and Best with retail shelf tags. Current partner stores are seeing an increase in the average consumer spend per basket! CHICAGO, IL – November 12, 2015 – SPINS, the leading information and service provider for the Natural and Specialty Products Industry, has announced a new partnership … Read moreSPINS and HowGood Announce New Partnership
The Mayor, World Business Chicago, FamilyFarmed, and members of the press officially welcome SPINS to Chicago’s River North neighborhood, a move giving the company greater access to top talent to continue its impressive growth. CHICAGO, IL – On Friday, November 6th, the office was a buzz as Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined SPINS’ Owner & CEO, … Read moreSPINS Celebrates Grand Opening of New HQ with Mayor Rahm Emanuel