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SPINS trend watch - the evolution of snacking

The Evolution of Snacking

As a $72 billion segment in the US with 2.5% sales growth in the last year, snacks outpace the rate of growth of the total food and beverage market by 150%. Read on for macro trends as well as SPINS’ top picks from the Sweets...

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SPINS show recap - the healthy & natural show

The Healthy & Natural Show Recap

In addition to a trade show hall replete with new product launches and exciting local and national brands, the first annual Healthy & Natural Show in Chicago also featured three days of educational programming, including sessions led by SPINS’ own Kora Lazarski and David Winter....

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SPINS policy insights- clean water

Policy Insights: Clean Water

Despite decades-long environmental campaigns yielding federal response in the 1970’s,clean water regulations have been met with broad political and farmer resistance, stifling progress. However, where federal progress suffers backlash, some states and companies are taking remedies into their own hands by settling pollution reduction targets...

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October is non gmo month

October is Non-GMO Month

The Natural and Organic industry promotes ideologies and practices that hearken back to the days of yore – heirloom varieties, crop rotation, non-persistent pesticides & herbicides, and complete exclusion of GMO seed to name a few. Today, innovative brands are providing health and wellness options...

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SPINS trend watch - plant-based nutrition

Plant-Based Nutrition

Plant-based nutrition is a key pillar of the natural and organic industry. Mismanagement of the food system, namely livestock agriculture, has led to the rise of vegetarians and an ever more devout vegan subset. However, simply removing meat and dairy from packaged foods doesn’t nip...

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SPINS policy insights - added sugars

Policy Insights: Added Sugars

Added sugars have flooded the American diet and have become this decade’s most warned-against nutrient. As U.S. obesity rates sky-rocketed from 12% of the population in 1990 to well over a third of adult Americans in 2012, health care professionals look to policymakers, regulators and...

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SPINS Names Lisa Grudzinski to New VP of Retail Development Role

Chicago – September 19, 2016 –SPINS, the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics and consulting for the natural, organic, and specialty products industry, announces the appointment of Lisa Grudzinski to a new Vice President Retail Development role. The creation of the position and Grudzinski’s...

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Demeter biodynamic certification logo

Biodynamic Certification Webinar

According to SPINS’ newest certifier partner Demeter USA, Biodynamic agriculture will represent 100,000 acres in the U.S. within the next 10 years, and there will be thousands of Biodynamic® products available in stores. But what is Biodynamic? Join Demeter USA and SPINS to learn what...

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New Nutrition Facts Labeling Webinar

Recently the US Food & Drug Administration released new regulations that will require all manufacturers, retailers of private label products to re-label products over the next two years. This will apply to all packaged goods. SPINS’ webinar guides you through the policy and regulatory landscape...

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