Expo West 2016 Recap

SPINS trend watch - Expo west 2016 review

The lines that once connected certain attributes to a few categories are fading fast. Trends converge to become more than passing preferences: the natural products industry is continually setting and advancing its own standards for responsibility and quality, focusing on product, planet, and people.   Fill out the form below to access and download the … Read moreExpo West 2016 Recap

Trendwatch: Whole Grains

SPINS trend watch - 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 for those who prefer to avoid gluten? The Whole Grains … Read moreTrendwatch: Whole Grains

SPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

spins trend watch - 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, up and coming specialty flavors, and exciting developments in functional … Read moreSPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

Expo East 2015 Recap

SPINS 2015 expo east trend watch

Expo East was evidence that the pulse of the natural industry continues to stay true to its innate core. SPINS’ Product Library Director Susanna Ghaemi explores the new category introductions, spillover trends, and ingredient spotlights on this year’s showfloor. (As always, our recap has lots of content – we appreciate your patience as it loads!) … Read moreExpo East 2015 Recap

Trendwatch: Grain Free

SPINS trend watch 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 for many cultures and cuisines throughout the world, some consumers … Read moreTrendwatch: Grain Free

Expo West 2015 Recap

SPINS 2015 Expo West Trend watch

Though innovation was plentiful at Expo West, our team was encouraged to find that it’s not just about the latest ingredient (or the latest lack thereof!) – it’s about the holistic experience of good people making great things, and doing good along the way. Check out our recap highlighting some of our show favorites this … Read moreExpo West 2015 Recap

Trendwatch: Natural Retailers

SPINS trend watch - 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 products are thriving and have proliferated across retail formats. Natural … Read moreTrendwatch: Natural Retailers