The Complicated CBD Retail Market: Understanding CBD’s Strengths, Weaknesses, and TBDs

The State of the CBD Retail Market Over the last year, and especially during the COVID lockdown, CBD growth in natural and mainstream multioutlet stores has slowed down to under 1%. Yet, even with that slowed growth rate, these stores have accrued $153 million in sales from CBD products, according to SPINS’ Natural Enhanced and MultiOutlet channels (powered by IRI). That’s still a sizeable piece … Read more The Complicated CBD Retail Market: Understanding CBD’s Strengths, Weaknesses, and TBDs

Why Customers Expect Natural Product Integration in Their Grocery Retail Experience

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The Case for Natural Product Integration in Retail The days of natural products being a passing trend or a niche focus are long gone. This year’s grocery sales have been at historic highs thanks to the shopping frenzy that the pandemic kicked off, but there’s another story even within that data. Sales have remained elevated since March, and customers have … Read more Why Customers Expect Natural Product Integration in Their Grocery Retail Experience

How Attributes Helped a Retailer Improve Category Growth

Setting up Long Term Success for Category Assessment Category assessment can be challenging for retailers: They want to understand what their customers are looking for so they can update their inventory accordingly, enhance the shopper experience, and improve category growth without chasing the wrong trends. No one wants to be overstocked on items that were only fleetingly popular. Fortunately, … Read more How Attributes Helped a Retailer Improve Category Growth

Clean Label Attributes in Body Care: Claims and Ingredients Shoppers are Avoiding and Why

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The Growth of Clean Label in Body Care Grocery shoppers have been moving toward clean label diets over the last several years. Rather than focusing on dietary preferences, shoppers have been reviewing product labels to find high quality, additive-free ingredients that they can pronounce. The clean skincare audience has begun to make that same shift, … Read more Clean Label Attributes in Body Care: Claims and Ingredients Shoppers are Avoiding and Why

Are You Ready for the Holidays?

Get geared up for the holidays with SPINS experts as they explore how customer purchasing habits, shopper behaviors, and Ecommerce will affect holiday shopping. In this webinar we will cover: Customer purchasing habits permanently shifted – How will this affect holiday shopping? Shopper behavior changes – What can you expect? Ecommerce is essential – How can … Read more Are You Ready for the Holidays?

Plant-Based Attributes: A Guide to the Evolving Definitions in Today’s Plant-Based Market

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Plant-Based Attributes are Evolving The growing popularity of plant-based options has helped push sales of plant-based items up year over year, with this year’s pandemic-induced stock-up accelerating that growth. While meatless, vegetarian, and vegan options have been around for years, they are only part of today’s plant-based market. The scope of today’s plant-based options is … Read more Plant-Based Attributes: A Guide to the Evolving Definitions in Today’s Plant-Based Market

3 Trends Driving the Growth of Organic

The organic industry continues to have an exciting if not unusual year, thanks in large part to ongoing effects of COVID-19. Recently, Jeff Crumpton, SPINS’ manager of Retail Reporting Solutions joined other industry leaders for Weathering the Economic Storm, a webinar from the Organic Trade Association, to discuss the organic industry’s ever-changing landscape.   Organic products performed … Read more 3 Trends Driving the Growth of Organic

2020’s Top Trends in Natural and Organic

Spark Change Kicks Off: An Update on the Natural and Organic Market Last week, Spark Change, a Natural Products Expo, kicked off its virtual 2020 event. To start the event off, Carlotta Mast from New Hope Network and Nick McCoy from Whipstitch Capital gave attendees an update on the state of the natural and organic industry in this very unusual year.  With COVID-19 … Read more 2020’s Top Trends in Natural and Organic

7 New Tools for Brands and Retailers to Grow Faster

For 25 years, SPINS has been leading the natural products industry with insights and innovation, and we have set the standard for what brands and retailers expect from a data partner. And it keeps getting better. As always, our goal is to ensure that our clients and partners have the information they need to grow … Read more 7 New Tools for Brands and Retailers to Grow Faster

Plant-Based is Booming! “Now What?” for Retailers

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Plant-based categories are growing at double digits and the pandemic has already brought 2 million new customers to the category. And that’s just a fraction of the market share that plant-based has the potential to reach. It’s beyond just a trend; it’s a way of life for more and more of your customers. On July … Read more Plant-Based is Booming! “Now What?” for Retailers