SPINS has closely tracked the growth of the plant-based food sector over the years. See today’s New York Time’s piece about the rise and future of this $3.5B+ market, now complete with it’s own Plant-Based Food Association.
Many studies have shown the health benefits of whole grains, but grain labels often lack clear guidance on whole grain content and at times can even be misleading. How much is enough? Which foods pack the biggest whole grain punch? Are there whole grain options for those who prefer to avoid gluten? The Whole Grains … Read moreTrendwatch: Whole Grains
Sales of organic cosmetics and beauty aids increased by nearly 31% in natural and specialty store and supermarket outlets between 2014 and 2015. (SPINS) The success of these products reflects a growing trend away from mainstream cosmetics and personal care products.
Compellon™, the developer of breakthrough prescriptive analytics, has announced the formation of an Advisory Board to guide the development of marketing applications utilizing its platform technology, Compellon 20|20. Representing broad marketing expertise, SPINS Senior Director of Advanced Analytics Research and Services Debbie Samuels joins the board as one of its first three members!
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.