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 more Expo 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 more Trendwatch: 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 more Expo 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 more Trendwatch: Natural Retailers