Chicago-Based SPINS Offers Another 100 Jobs to Workforce in Just Over a Year

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Chicago – August 30, 2018 – SPINS®, the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics, and consulting for the Natural, Organic, and Specialty Products Industries, announces record growth in personnel over the past year. In March 2017, SPINS announced an expanded workforce of over 200 employees, with plans to close out the year with an … Read moreChicago-Based SPINS Offers Another 100 Jobs to Workforce in Just Over a Year

How to Make the Most of Your Time at Expo East 2018

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An Interview with SPINS’ Senior Vice President of Brand Growth Solutions, Andrew Henkel SPINS’ Andrew Henkel has been attending Natural Products Expo for almost 10 years. In this time span, the trade show has changed a lot, but the best practices for exhibiting and attending brands remain the same. If anything, these best practices have … Read moreHow to Make the Most of Your Time at Expo East 2018

American Heart Association Recognizes SPINS for Workplace Health Achievement

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Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates and recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health (CHICAGO – August 9, 2018) – The results of the American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and SPINS®, the industry-leading source in health & wellness retail intelligence, providing retailers and brands actionable insights, activation tools, and product … Read moreAmerican Heart Association Recognizes SPINS for Workplace Health Achievement

Leading Analytic Firm Brings Blockchain-Based GDPR Solution To Grocery Market

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SPINS Collaborates with IntraEdge to Launch GDPR Edge™ CHICAGO, IL – August 8, 2018 –  SPINS and IntraEdge announced a preferred partnership to support the launch of GDPR Edge™, a blockchain-based solution powered by Intel®. The solution enables compliance for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on May 25, 2018, and … Read moreLeading Analytic Firm Brings Blockchain-Based GDPR Solution To Grocery Market

Seven Favorites from the Summer Fancy Food Show

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By Jill Failla The Specialty Food Association’s biannual Fancy Food Show is the largest event in North America dedicated exclusively to specialty food and beverage producers and buyers. This past Summer Fancy Food Show, held in New York City, was attended by over 2,600 exhibitors from 54 different countries, and I had the pleasure of … Read moreSeven Favorites from the Summer Fancy Food Show

SPINS Lives Vibrantly at the Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon

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By Susan Battaglia On a sunny Saturday, a team of 28 SPINS volunteers joined thousands of other Chicagoans during the 25th annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon. Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago. This event is the city’s largest single day of community service, and this year, 17 schools benefitted from the … Read moreSPINS Lives Vibrantly at the Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon

SPINS Welcomes Troy Anderson as Chief Product & Technology Officer

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(Chicago – July 18, 2018) SPINS®, the industry leader in health & wellness retail intelligence, providing retailers and brands actionable insights, activation tools, and product transparency to improve the lives of consumers, announces Troy Anderson as chief product & technology officer. Anderson will work collaboratively with SPINS leaders to unite and optimize the company’s overarching … Read moreSPINS Welcomes Troy Anderson as Chief Product & Technology Officer

Plant-Based Brands Center Stage at Good Food Financing & Innovation Expo 2018

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By Jill Failla On June 19, an inspiring group of natural and organic industry leaders, brands, and investors gathered together for FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference in Chicago. SPINS is proud to partner with FamilyFarmed to help bring natural-focused local companies and brands together for events like these. At the show, a group … Read morePlant-Based Brands Center Stage at Good Food Financing & Innovation Expo 2018

Kroger “Opts Up” with New Mobile Health & Wellness Platform

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By Peter V.S. Bond In January, Kroger reported that its Simple Truth private brand of natural and organic products, launched a short five years ago, had exceeded $2 billion in retail sales with more than 1,400 items in the portfolio. This is a clear indication that health-focused eating is well beyond fad status. It should … Read moreKroger “Opts Up” with New Mobile Health & Wellness Platform

SPINS Product Picks at the Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo

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By Kimberly Kawa The Schaumburg Convention Center was a bustling place to be for the Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo (GFAF Expo) on Saturday, April 7. Many pioneer brands and retailers in the food-allergen-conscious space, from Enjoy Life to Fruitful Yield, sponsored the event. The products on display with allergy-conscious vendors sported the ingredient exclusion … Read moreSPINS Product Picks at the Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo