Takeaways from the Protein Trends & Tech Conference

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By Scott Dicker According to consumer insights firm NMI, there has been a 51% increase over the past 11 years in the percent of the population seeking out foods high in protein, with evidence that they are using protein as a tool for weight management and to promote a healthy lifestyle. The voracious demand for … Read moreTakeaways from the Protein Trends & Tech Conference

Destini Launches Destini Signals, the Largest Cross-Channel, Store-Level Sales Intelligence Solution in the Industry

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(Chicago, IL – June 19, 2018) Destini, the leading product-locator solution for CPG brands across the U.S. and Canada, has expanded its portfolio to include weekly store-level sales performance insights across 150+ retail accounts, representing coverage of 25,000+ locations as part of its new product, Destini Signals. The launch of Destini Signals offers CPG brands … Read moreDestini Launches Destini Signals, the Largest Cross-Channel, Store-Level Sales Intelligence Solution in the Industry

EY announces SPINS’ CEO Tony Olson as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Midwest Award Winner; Natural Brands and Retailers Honored in Acceptance Speech

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(Chicago – June 15, 2018) – This week, EY announced that Tony Olson of SPINS® received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Midwest. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Olson was selected by an independent panel … Read moreEY announces SPINS’ CEO Tony Olson as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Midwest Award Winner; Natural Brands and Retailers Honored in Acceptance Speech

SPINS Welcomes Rosemary Haefner as Chief People Officer

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CHICAGO – June 4, 2018 – SPINS®, the industry-leading source in health & wellness retail intelligence, providing retailers and brands actionable insights, activation tools, and product transparency to improve the lives of consumers, announces its new Chief People Officer, Rosemary Haefner. Haefner will be responsible for the strategic direction of all aspects of people management, … Read moreSPINS Welcomes Rosemary Haefner as Chief People Officer

In Time for Summer, Sports Drinks Clean Up

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By Jill Failla   May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, when the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition encourages everyone to get outside and “Move in May.” And when it comes to exercising in the hot summer sun, in May and beyond, hydration is key. Knowing that many consumers turn to sports … Read moreIn Time for Summer, Sports Drinks Clean Up

SPINS and Black Dog Foods Partner with City Clerk’s Next Gen City Council

(Chicago – May 31, 2018) SPINS is proud to announce its partnership with Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia’s office and Black Dog Foods to provide healthy food options for the Clerk’s Next Gen City Council Day on May 31. Representing various parts of the city, eight Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high schools from City Clerk Anna … Read moreSPINS and Black Dog Foods Partner with City Clerk’s Next Gen City Council

Consumer TrendWatch: Milk

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Household panel data shows that some core organic milk consumers have turned away from organic milk purchases over the last three years. With NaturaLink Consumer Segmentation, SPINS’ Consumer Insights Solution program explores buyer behavior around milk and other categories that may be winning those dollars. Leverage SPINS’ insights to better understand the shifting factors that … Read moreConsumer TrendWatch: Milk

Consumer Buying Trends: Sweets & Snacks Edition

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By Jill Failla With the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, we’re examining SPINS Consumer Insights to understand how consumers have changed their snacking habits in 2017. Natural snacks and sweets are growing due to an increase in household penetration, while conventional snacks and sweets purchases declined or stagnated in 2017. SPINS’ … Read moreConsumer Buying Trends: Sweets & Snacks Edition

Chewing the Fat: Navigating The Healthy Fats Minefield

Vice President of Marketing Molly Hjelm joins Food-Navigator USA for a webinar that brings together manufacturers, trend-watchers and nutrition experts to get the skinny on fat – plus a breakdown of what’s happening in the retail marketplace for oils, butters, and spreads with SPINS data. Event: Chewing the fat: Navigating the healthy Fats Minefield Date: … Read moreChewing the Fat: Navigating The Healthy Fats Minefield