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SPINS 2015 expo east trend watch

Expo East 2015 Recap

Expo East was evidence that the pulse of the natural industry continues to stay true to its innate core. SPINS’ Product Library Director Susanna Ghaemi explores the new category introductions, spillover trends, and ingredient spotlights on this year’s showfloor. (As always, our recap has lots...

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Method Factory and Lagunitas Brewery Tours

Part II of the Product Library Team’s industry education coupled with internal group collaboration took us on two more Chicago area excursions. Rachel takes us through the greening and community building ethos of Method factory, while Alison provides the recipe for a relaxing craft beer...

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NOW Foods Factory Tour

Local to our SPINS headquarters, the Product Library team recently tapped into our natural and organic senses and embarked on Chicago tours not found in your typical guidebooks - well, except for that exceptional craft brewery! This two-part serial features debut contributions from a few...

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A New Kind of Health Fair in Pleasanton

The saying goes that, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and in today’s connected world we know that a multi-faceted approach to health is necessary for holistic community wellness. For that reason, it was a joy to have recently worked at the intersections...

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SPINS trend watch grain free

Trendwatch: Grain Free

It’s been nearly a decade since the gluten free trend hit its stride and a growing number of consumers began turning their backs on wheat, barley, rye and easily cross-contaminated oats, setting the stage for broader grain scrutiny. While grains continue to be a staple...

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Getting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions “What IS that?!” Exclaim the majority of people who enter my kitchen. It’s a near guarantee as soon as their eyes glance over to the glass jar with the floating discs and hanging strands. As they lean in to get a closer...

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Specialty Gourmet Supermarket Revenue tops $18B

CHICAGO, IL June 30, 2015 – Led by high profile retailers such as The Fresh Market and Mariano’s, Specialty Gourmet supermarkets are making headway, now representing over $18B in sales.  New data from SPINS, the only information provider to deliver and report insights into the burgeoning...

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