From New Partnerships to New Channels: 3 Ways SPINS is Innovating Now

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The natural and wellness market has never been more competitive and in need of innovation—and that’s not only because of COVID. Shoppers have chosen healthier lifestyle choices more and more with each passing year, proving that natural and organic items are staples, not trends. However, just because shoppers are looking for healthy and nutritious options … Read moreFrom New Partnerships to New Channels: 3 Ways SPINS is Innovating Now

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/6/20

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is still probably your own kitchen. Next time you go to the store to replenish your favorite foods, consider reaching for these local brands as well! 1. Rumi Spice Photo courtesy of @rumi_spice, Instagram WHY: Rumi … Read moreFive Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/6/20

What Natural Shoppers Are Buying for the BBQ: 4 Data-Backed Shopper Trends for Grilling Season

The 4th of July is here, which means we have hit peak grilling season. This year the BBQs might not have many–or any—guests or they might take place on an indoor grill instead. But if Memorial Day was any indication, Americans will be enjoying their favorite summer foods and activities this week. (And if you’re … Read moreWhat Natural Shoppers Are Buying for the BBQ: 4 Data-Backed Shopper Trends for Grilling Season

5 Chicago Brands For Your Better-For-You BBQ

This 4th of July, you can indulge in delicious BBQ staples without giving up your commitment to smart food choices! Check out these must-have natural items to keep your BBQ menu tasty and nutritious. 1. Lillie’s Q Sauces & Rubs Photo courtesy of @lilliesq, Instagram WHY: Made with Smotherly Love, Lillie’s Q believes BBQ worth … Read more5 Chicago Brands For Your Better-For-You BBQ

Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 6/14

Inside this week’s edition: The focus on immunity remains high while health-minded shoppers expand their purchases beyond this traditional view of wellness to improve other areas of their well being. Related Content Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/24 June 15, 2020 Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/17 June 1, 2020 Infographic: COVID Weekly Trends -Week … Read moreInfographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 6/14

Brands Need a Strong Ecommerce Solution Right Now

Ecommerce Is Already the New Normal  The rest of 2020 and even 2021 look uncertain, with some cities and states reopening, others seeing spikes in new cases, and experts unsure if a vaccine is coming soon or whether winter will bring another wave. What is certain is that the convenience and peace of mind of … Read moreBrands Need a Strong Ecommerce Solution Right Now

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/22/20

Chicago is filled with businesses that make delicious foods and beverages, and many even go an extra mile. We encourage you to check out these Black-owned businesses that are finding unique ways to give back to the Chicago community. 1. Justice of the Pies Photo courtesy of @justiceofthepies, Instagram WHY: Justice of the Pies is … Read moreFive Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/22/20

What Can The Great Recession Teach Retailers About The Great Lockdown?

What can the great recession teach retailers about this great lock down

In the whitepaper “What Can The Great Recession Teach Retailers About The Great Lockdown?” we look at what grocery retailers faced during and after the last recession, what they’re seeing today, and how to prepare for the life after COVID: How did natural and conventional perform? What department trends emerged in the last recession? How … Read moreWhat Can The Great Recession Teach Retailers About The Great Lockdown?

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/15/20

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is still probably your own kitchen. Next time you go to the store to replenish your favorite foods, consider reaching for these local brands as well! 1. Prevail Jerky Photo courtesy of @prevailjerky, Instagram WHY: A … Read moreFive Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/15/20

Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/24

Inside this week’s edition: Pricing Inflation Edible departments are witnessing a high increase in price throughout May as less promotions and supply issues drove average retail prices higher in Refrigerated, Frozen, and Grocery Other key trends: Cheeseburger in Paradise Top-Shelf at Home Dressing Up Here Comes the Sun Related Content Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending … Read moreInfographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/24