3 Pet Retail Trends Defining Today’s Pet Market [New Data]

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Why Millennial Pet Owners Are Choosing the In-Store Experience Now that pandemic lockdowns are appearing in the rearview mirror, what does the state of the pet industry look like? We know millennial pet owners are leading the way in new pet ownership and natural-sourced diets. Plus, the pet retail market is experiencing a 3.7% dollar … Read more 3 Pet Retail Trends Defining Today’s Pet Market [New Data]

The Future of Natural Products: 5 Signs of Continued Growth [Expo West 2021 Keynote]

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Kathryn Peters is the Executive Vice President of Business Development for SPINS. 5 Signs That Natural Has a Healthy Future We’re midway through 2021, lockdown restrictions are easing, and the future of natural products looks bright but still has plenty of unknowns. We still have the rest of summer, back-to-school (and possibly back-to-office) season ahead … Read more The Future of Natural Products: 5 Signs of Continued Growth [Expo West 2021 Keynote]

What Natural Shoppers Are Buying for the BBQ: 3 Data-Backed Shopper Trends for Grilling Season

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With cities across the country lifting their lockdown restrictions and vaccines becoming more readily available, summer BBQs are sure to make up for lost time. As you begin to plan out your summer celebrations with friends and loved ones, you’ll be happy to know that all the meals, snacks, and drinks you’ll be consuming don’t … Read more What Natural Shoppers Are Buying for the BBQ: 3 Data-Backed Shopper Trends for Grilling Season

The State of Plant-Based Products and 3 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Evolving Market

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Plant-Based Market Growth Continues to Impress Plant-based products might seem like a ubiquitous topic in the health and wellness industry, and it is—for a good reason. Today, plant-based products sit at the intersection of several consumer priorities, which create a business opportunity that retailers and CPG brands are paying attention to. With so much talk about how hot plant-based products are right now, you might … Read more The State of Plant-Based Products and 3 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Evolving Market

New Data: Sustainable Shoppers Want Organic Products and Zero-Waste Packaging

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Sustainable Products Address Climate Issues As climate crisis emerges as a top issue for consumers, it is important to meet this need every step of the way and in every department of the store. In the same way, it is becoming more critical to source ingredients for food/beverage that will have a lower environmental footprint, it … Read more New Data: Sustainable Shoppers Want Organic Products and Zero-Waste Packaging

Clean Chocolate Trends for Self-Care Shoppers: 4 Trends to Watch in 2021

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Consumers Add Clean Chocolate to Self-Care Plan Chocolate is certainly a popular treat at Easter time (and at Halloween and Christmas), but shoppers don’t need a holiday to indulge. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen shoppers are eager to put a chocolate treat in their shopping baskets as a way to treat themselves during lockdown—especially when self-care is … Read more Clean Chocolate Trends for Self-Care Shoppers: 4 Trends to Watch in 2021

Natural Alcohol Trends: 3 Ways Shoppers Are Changing Happy Hour in 2021

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The Better-for-You Alcohol Trend Anyone who enjoys a nice drink has found themselves unable to enjoy their favorite bars and restaurants for most of the last year. That’s probably why we’ve seen record-setting sales of alcoholic beverages as well as alcohol-free alternatives. However, as we’ve seen with many popular foods and beverages over the last … Read more Natural Alcohol Trends: 3 Ways Shoppers Are Changing Happy Hour in 2021

Natural Body Care Trends for 2021: Why Shoppers are Seeking Functional Ingredients and Natural Self Care Items (New Data)

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Savvy shoppers and functional wellness in body care While food and beverage trends usually take center stage when retailers and brands are trying to understand the natural and wellness industry, something interesting is happening in the body care aisle. Shoppers are expanding their commitment to healthier lifestyles when they’re shopping for soaps, shampoos, skincare, and … Read more Natural Body Care Trends for 2021: Why Shoppers are Seeking Functional Ingredients and Natural Self Care Items (New Data)

The State of Natural and Organic: 3 Shopper Trends Emerging From the Pandemic (New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series Recap)

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A Post-Pandemic Retail Environment SPINS VP of Business Development, Kathryn Peters, joined the New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series to discuss data trends since the pandemic began.   As SPINS data shows, health and wellness products are outpacing conventional products by 350 basis points across the mix of stores that SPINS tracks. With that, brands and retailers should ask themselves how their products connect to the macro trends we’re seeing in … Read more The State of Natural and Organic: 3 Shopper Trends Emerging From the Pandemic (New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series Recap)

Plant-Based Trends in Every Department: 7 Innovations to Watch for in 2021

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Plant-Based Choices in Every Aisle Plant-based diets might not be new, but you couldn’t tell that from looking at store shelves. Over the last few years, innovation and customer demand have moved the category beyond the longtime staples (i.e., plant-based meats and milk alternatives) and into a variety of new plant-based offerings across the entire store.   Throughout 2021, innovative plant-based brands will greet wellness-focused … Read more Plant-Based Trends in Every Department: 7 Innovations to Watch for in 2021