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October is non gmo month

October is Non-GMO Month

The Natural and Organic industry promotes ideologies and practices that hearken back to the days of yore – heirloom varieties, crop rotation, non-persistent pesticides & herbicides, and complete exclusion of GMO seed to name a few. Today, innovative brands are providing health and wellness options...

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SPINS trend watch - plant-based nutrition

Plant-Based Nutrition

Plant-based nutrition is a key pillar of the natural and organic industry. Mismanagement of the food system, namely livestock agriculture, has led to the rise of vegetarians and an ever more devout vegan subset. However, simply removing meat and dairy from packaged foods doesn’t nip...

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Spinsights-Tea

What’s Driving Growth in Tea?

Tea, in both ready-to-drink (RTD) and brew-it-yourself formats, has grown to a $4.8 billion annual market across channels, surpassing the prior year’s sales by $158.8 million. Here we explore SPINS’ extensive coding to understand the growth drivers of the tea landscape today. Fill out the form...

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SPINS trend watch - fun foods, functional ingredients

Fun Foods, Functional Ingredients

Here’s some good news for your sweet tooth: certain ingredients once at home in the supplement section are taking up a second residence in sweets. Consumers have more selection than ever for an indulgence with a nutritive reward. From white chocolate to dark and even...

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SPINS trend watch - whole grains

Trendwatch: Whole Grains

Many studies have shown the health benefits of whole grains, but grain labels often lack clear guidance on whole grain content and at times can even be misleading. How much is enough? Which foods pack the biggest whole grain punch? Are there whole grain options...

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spins trend watch - 2016 trend predictions

SPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

SPINS’ Content Development team reflects on the industry to address broader industry trends as well as areas ripe for innovation. Our 2016 predictions feature an array of budding prospects to reach consumers’ progressing tastes and standards, including a fresh take on the local food movement,...

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SPINS trend watch grain free

Trendwatch: Grain Free

It’s been nearly a decade since the gluten free trend hit its stride and a growing number of consumers began turning their backs on wheat, barley, rye and easily cross-contaminated oats, setting the stage for broader grain scrutiny. While grains continue to be a staple...

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SPINS trend watch - paleo

Trendwatch: Paleo

The concept of getting back to our roots has been a core element of diet trends over the past couple years as we search for options to increase our lifespan and enhance our quality of life through elimination of processed and fast foods. The Paleo...

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SPINS trend watch - natural retailers

Trendwatch: Natural Retailers

It’s hard to believe that not long ago, our industry was supported entirely by a handful of small, innovative retailers. With kale, chia, kombucha, and even African super foods springing up in the most unlikely of stores these days, it’s clear that health and wellness...

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