Summer Fancy Food Show: 5 Trends We Saw At The Show

The Summer Fancy Foods Show finally made its comeback this year after a two-year long hiatus, with the previous in-person show happening in 2019. From June 12-14, over 1800 exhibitors took over the Javits Center in New York City to display a variety of goods representing every single subcategory you can think of in the … Read more Summer Fancy Food Show: 5 Trends We Saw At The Show

Global Flavors Are Now Pantry Staples

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3 Reasons Shoppers Are Embracing Ingredients From Around the World Thanks to technology, the world is smaller—and smarter—than ever. An estimated 85% of Americans own a smartphone. That means most of us are a couple of finger taps away from finding answers to any questions we have. Watch a cooking video for any cuisine in … Read more Global Flavors Are Now Pantry Staples

Sweets & Snacks 2022: 7 Trends We Saw at the Expo

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The Sweets & Snacks Expo made its return to Chicago for the first time since 2019—just in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary. From May 24-26, thousands of manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, brokers, and exhibitors (and a plenty of fun mascots) filled McCormick place to see what exciting innovation is coming to the sweets and snacks … Read more Sweets & Snacks 2022: 7 Trends We Saw at the Expo

How Retailers Can Respond to Inflation Concerns

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Help Customers Adapt to Shifting Prices As a retailer, you can’t ignore the reality that higher prices are having on your customers.  Prices are increasing across industries, and we’re already seeing proof in the VMS aisle. They are stressed—coming off two unusually stressful years—and reprioritizing their expenses. Outside of the store, inflation is an inescapable … Read more How Retailers Can Respond to Inflation Concerns

The Pursuit of Wellness: How Shoppers are Approaching Trips to the Store

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Health and Wellness Products Are Leading Growth One of the most exciting aspects of the health and wellness industry is that we collectively enact change every day. Retailers stock innovative products that meet the needs and goals of pioneering shoppers—all before the rest of the mainstream market catches up. The only way to stay relevant … Read more The Pursuit of Wellness: How Shoppers are Approaching Trips to the Store

NGA Show 2022 Recap: Which Wellness Trends Are Driving Innovation?

Emerging Trends Indie Retailers Should Know SPINS recently attended The NGA Show, a gathering of independent retailers, wholesalers, food retail industry executives, CPG manufacturers, and service providers. In addition to meeting with some of the best and most exciting minds in the industry, we had the privilege of hosting a breakfast where we discussed the … Read more NGA Show 2022 Recap: Which Wellness Trends Are Driving Innovation?

Today’s Supply Chain Disruption: Alternative Products are The Answer

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Why Retailers Need to Start Stocking New Items Now Perhaps no image better captures the earliest weeks of the pandemic than empty shelves and frustrated shoppers. The uncertain future sent customers stockpiling products until the supply chain was under a pressure test that no one expected. Replicate that throughout the world and you end up … Read more Today’s Supply Chain Disruption: Alternative Products are The Answer

5 Innovation Trends Retailers Will Be Chasing Tomorrow: What Grocery Buyers Learned at the NGA Executive Conference

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Grocery Innovation Trends are Driving Today’s Natural Shopper The greatest business challenge of the last 18 months hasn’t been simply that there was a disruption to our daily lives, but rather that there was continuous disruption. Everyone was having to make decisions about their business with the hope that there would be some consistency to … Read more 5 Innovation Trends Retailers Will Be Chasing Tomorrow: What Grocery Buyers Learned at the NGA Executive Conference

3 Ways to Implement an Effective Omni-Channel Retail Strategy

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An Omni-Channel Approach to a Seamless Customer Experience An omni-channel retail strategy was once the innovative option to stay ahead of the competition. Today it’s table stakes if you just want to keep up with the competition. Now, after a year of lockdown and new habits, customers expect a shopping experience that reflects the digital … Read more 3 Ways to Implement an Effective Omni-Channel Retail Strategy

Category Management Post COVID-19: What Food and Body Care Category Trends are Saying About the Future of Retail

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The Domino Effect for Category Management COVID’s domino effect on shopping behavior didn’t just show up at the cash register, it also made its way to the top of the supply chain. With shoppers stocking up on pantry staples and making fewer trips to the store, retailers focused on keeping their shelves filled with reliable, in-demand … Read more Category Management Post COVID-19: What Food and Body Care Category Trends are Saying About the Future of Retail