SPINS Announces Partnership with Demeter USA

Chicago – September 7, 2016 – SPINS® proudly announces Biodynamic® certification as the newest attribute to appear in its SATORI™ reporting and analytics tool. The partnership with Demeter USA®, the only certification agency for Biodynamic products in the U.S., enables manufacturer and retailer partners to engage with this growing movement toward healthy and sustainable means … Read moreSPINS Announces Partnership with Demeter USA

Vibrancy at Work: Staying Hydrated with SPINS’ Wellness Director

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Chicago’s heat has peaked in the 90s several times this summer. A vibrant lifestyle requires proper hydration whether biking around town, strolling the river walk, or keeping optimal attention at work. So what do we know about health, hydration, and shopper preferences from SPINS data? We’ll take a look at these topics and offer a … Read moreVibrancy at Work: Staying Hydrated with SPINS’ Wellness Director

Clean Label Concepts at IFT2016

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The Institute for Food Technology’s annual symposium convenes a diverse group of academic, industrial, and regulatory experts from the food science field. This year, I had the pleasure of attending the IFT conference in Chicago and looked forward to a session on Trends and Ingredient Solutions for Clean Label/Non-GM Sweeteners. One of the session’s speakers … Read moreClean Label Concepts at IFT2016

Serve-a-thon 2016: Inspiring Vibrancy with Chicago Cares

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SPINS recently took a hands-on approach to affect positive change in our community. We rallied a team from SPINS along with our loved ones to volunteer in the 2016 Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon. We joined over 5,000 volunteers to spend the day building, painting, and planting to restore and revitalize community spaces throughout Chicago. SPINS’ dedicated … Read moreServe-a-thon 2016: Inspiring Vibrancy with Chicago Cares

Policy Insights: GMOS

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The role of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food supply is widely debated among consumers, health professionals, environmentalists, manufacturers, and producers. SPINS examines GMOs: what they are, why they’re debated, what’s happening with labeling laws today, and what we know about consumer trends in SPINS data. Fill out the form below to access … Read morePolicy Insights: GMOS

Specialty Sings at the Summer Fancy Food Show

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Kathryn Shear, operations lead on the SPINS Product Library team, recently attended this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show® hosted by the Specialty Food Association® (SFA). When we asked Kathryn, a seasoned specialty products expert, what’s new and exciting in specialty foods, she had lots to report! “I walked into the Summer Fancy Food Show with … Read moreSpecialty Sings at the Summer Fancy Food Show

SPINS and IX-ONE Expand Partnership

CHICAGO, IL July 27, 2016 – SPINS®, the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics, and consulting for the Natural, Organic, and Specialty Products Industries, and IX-ONE™, the industry’s choice for product data and images, announce an expanded data partnership enriching the already robust information solutions offered by the companies.   Launched in collaboration with … Read moreSPINS and IX-ONE Expand Partnership

Plant Based Foods Webinar

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Today’s plant based foods industry tops $4.9 Billion, with advancements in consumer education and product innovation continuing to drive sales at retailers across the country. This exciting session will provide an overview of category trends and marketplace dynamics of this sector, and how to make these insights actionable at retail.   Fill out the form … Read morePlant Based Foods Webinar

What’s Driving Growth in Tea?

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Tea, in both ready-to-drink (RTD) and brew-it-yourself formats, has grown to a $4.8 billion annual market across channels, surpassing the prior year’s sales by $158.8 million. Here we explore SPINS’ extensive coding to understand the growth drivers of the tea landscape today. Fill out the form below to access and download the Tea TrendWatch Infographic.

Fun Foods, Functional Ingredients

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Here’s some good news for your sweet tooth: certain ingredients once at home in the supplement section are taking up a second residence in sweets. Consumers have more selection than ever for an indulgence with a nutritive reward. From white chocolate to dark and even hot chocolate drinks, we’re turning the spotlight on three unique … Read moreFun Foods, Functional Ingredients