Probiotic & Prebiotic Trends to Look for at Expo West

nuts and vitamins scattered on a table

By Kimberly Kawa Everyone’s talking about pre- and probiotics. Are probiotics the next protein? Are prebiotics the next probiotics? What does sales movement look like in the data, and what should be on your radar at Expo West this year? Through the lens of SPINS’ Product Library attribution and segmentation, we can dive into macro … Read moreProbiotic & Prebiotic Trends to Look for at Expo West

Meet Moringa: The Superfood of 2018

Kuli Kuli pure moringa vegetable powder

By Jill Failla In SPINS’ recent 2018 trend predictions webinar, we called out moringa as a superfood to watch this year. A complete plant protein, Moringa oleifera is a tree leaf native to Asia (often ground into a powder) that is high in antioxidants, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It’s also being studied and marketed for … Read moreMeet Moringa: The Superfood of 2018

Glassware Gives Rise to New Yogurts

Oui by Yoplait French style yogurt

By Jill Failla SPINS recently expanded its Packaging attribute in the Product Library to the REFRIGERATED YOGURT & KEFIR category, allowing for yet another nuanced view of new and emerging yogurt trends. Using this attribute, SPINS data shows that year-over-year sales for REFRIGERATED YOGURT & KEFIR products in glass jar and glass cup containers are … Read moreGlassware Gives Rise to New Yogurts

Fresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

Coffee Flour

By Jill Failla Spurred by changing consumer lifestyles, including gluten-free, Paleo, Ketogenic, low-FODMAP, and raw diets, as well as a variety of allergy-friendly and free-from practices, the shelf-stable flour segment is transforming. Historically filled with a variety of wheat products, this space now extends to ancient grains, gluten-free grains, and many flours that aren’t made … Read moreFresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

Key Category Insights for National Diabetes Awareness Month

Fruits and Veggies in a heart shaped bowl

By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN November is Diabetes Awareness Month, an opportunity for education and raising awareness around this metabolic disorder that affects over 30 million Americans.1 Here we’ll examine what diabetes is, how it affects the diets of its sufferers, and how relevant retail segments are performing at large. What is Diabetes? When we … Read moreKey Category Insights for National Diabetes Awareness Month

Out of the Data and Into the Dirt: SPINS’ Adventures in Urban Agriculture

SPINS employees helping out at an urban farm

By Jessica Hochman There are countless reasons why SPINS is perfectly at home in Chicago, and the city’s vibrant urban agriculture community is certainly one. After SPINS’ Inspire Vibrancy group organized a volunteer day at The Talking Farm in nearby Skokie, several SPINS team members joined our Hubbard Street neighbors from Family Farmed on their … Read moreOut of the Data and Into the Dirt: SPINS’ Adventures in Urban Agriculture

Seven Favorite Finds from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE)

Rachel Pauls Happy Bars

By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition. This year marked the Academy’s 100th birthday, so the celebration in our home town of Chicago was extra special. I was thrilled to be there with a record-breaking 13,000 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) peers … Read moreSeven Favorite Finds from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE)