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Plant Waters Make Waves This Summer

by Jill Failla Water’s top status among consumers looking for healthful hydration has catapulted this category’s sales in recent years. This is especially true as water establishes itself as a more healthful and, now, equally flavorful alternative to caloric beverages that contain sugar – an ingredient...

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Hot Trends in Frozen Desserts This Summer and Beyond

by Jill Failla Can frozen desserts provide indulgent treats to please discerning health & wellness shoppers? Certainly! Natural frozen desserts that satisfy special diet needs – and even those claiming functional health benefits – are stealing share of the freezer shelf this summer. In the FZ ICE...

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Sipping on Soup Snacks

by Jill Failla As more consumers demand portable, healthful snack options, snacking innovation is permeating multiple retail categories—including soup. As another recent enhancement to SPINS’ Product Library, we have expanded our Grab N Go attribute to include ready-to-eat and ready-to-drink soups into additional subcategories to better...

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Five Takeaways from Sports Nutrition Marketplace 2017

By Scott Dicker With more and more consumers trying to live an active and healthy lifestyle, the traditional sports nutrition market has expanded to a much more diverse crowd. The recent Sports Nutrition Marketplace show I attended, which is sponsored by the International Society of Sports...

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Rising From the Ashes: Charcoal Grows in Body Care

by Jill Failla Commonly used in hospital emergency rooms to prevent the absorption of certain toxins in the gastrointestinal tract, charcoal is now growing quickly in a variety of retail product lines, marketed with the ability to bind to unwanted substances so they may be eliminated...

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SPINS 2017 Expo West Recap

SPINS Recaps the Show: Expo West 2017

Did you catch everything at Expo West? Covering every corner of the biggest food show in North America is challenging, even for the most seasoned professional. That’s why our Product Library team’s industry experts mined the trade show floor to bring you news of the most...

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Sport Nutrition, Retail’s New Powerhouse

As more consumers look to improve their health and stay active, many turn to sports-centric supplements to help them get stronger more quickly. This sportification of non-athletes has helped drive sales up in supplements with a sports focus. Learn the latest in sport nutrition trends...

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