Go Further with Food: Trends in Food-Waste Reduction

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March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.1 This year’s theme is Go Further with Food. That can mean different things to different people. For some, it may mean jump-starting your day with a healthy breakfast, fueling your body right for peak performance, or … Read moreGo Further with Food: Trends in Food-Waste Reduction

East Meets West: A SPINS Trendspotter’s Guide to NEXTY Finalists, Winners, and Other Hot Products

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By Jessica Hochman   Going into Natural Products Expo West 2018, New Hope announced 72 finalists in 22 categories for its prestigious NEXTY awards. Here we explore a few key categories, revisiting products we know we love (including a few of our top tastes from Expo East 2017), plus the products we can’t wait to … Read moreEast Meets West: A SPINS Trendspotter’s Guide to NEXTY Finalists, Winners, and Other Hot Products

Probiotic & Prebiotic Trends to Look for at Expo West

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By Kimberly Kawa Everyone’s talking about pre- and probiotics. Are probiotics the next protein? Are prebiotics the next probiotics? What does sales movement look like in the data, and what should be on your radar at Expo West this year? Through the lens of SPINS’ Product Library attribution and segmentation, we can dive into macro … Read moreProbiotic & Prebiotic Trends to Look for at Expo West

Heart-Smart Living

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February is American Heart Month – a time to spread love to others and to ourselves by understanding our heart-disease risk and taking positive steps to be heart-healthy. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 800,000 Americans per year (roughly … Read moreHeart-Smart Living

Meet Moringa: The Superfood of 2018

Kuli Kuli pure moringa vegetable powder

By Jill Failla In SPINS’ recent 2018 trend predictions webinar, we called out moringa as a superfood to watch this year. A complete plant protein, Moringa oleifera is a tree leaf native to Asia (often ground into a powder) that is high in antioxidants, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It’s also being studied and marketed for … Read moreMeet Moringa: The Superfood of 2018

Glassware Gives Rise to New Yogurts

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By Jill Failla SPINS recently expanded its Packaging attribute in the Product Library to the REFRIGERATED YOGURT & KEFIR category, allowing for yet another nuanced view of new and emerging yogurt trends. Using this attribute, SPINS data shows that year-over-year sales for REFRIGERATED YOGURT & KEFIR products in glass jar and glass cup containers are … Read moreGlassware Gives Rise to New Yogurts

Fresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

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By Jill Failla Spurred by changing consumer lifestyles, including gluten-free, Paleo, Ketogenic, low-FODMAP, and raw diets, as well as a variety of allergy-friendly and free-from practices, the shelf-stable flour segment is transforming. Historically filled with a variety of wheat products, this space now extends to ancient grains, gluten-free grains, and many flours that aren’t made … Read moreFresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

Policy Insights: An Examination of the Soda Tax

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In 2014, Berkeley, CA, became the first city in the United States to implement a public health-based soda tax. There are now eight jurisdictions in the U.S. to have passed a similar tax, though one in Cook County, IL, has been recently repealed. What do these laws mean for manufacturers and retailers – not to … Read morePolicy Insights: An Examination of the Soda Tax