The latest trends, research, and perspectives by SPINS’ team of Natural Products Industry experts
SPINS 2015 expo east trend watch

Expo East 2015 Recap

September 30, 2015

Expo East was evidence that the pulse of the natural industry continues to stay true to its innate core. SPINS’ … Read moreExpo East 2015 Recap

Method Factory and Lagunitas Brewery Tours

September 3, 2015

Part II of the Product Library Team’s industry education coupled with internal group collaboration took us on two more Chicago … Read moreMethod Factory and Lagunitas Brewery Tours

NOW Foods Factory Tour

August 12, 2015

Local to our SPINS headquarters, the Product Library team recently tapped into our natural and organic senses and embarked on … Read moreNOW Foods Factory Tour

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A New Kind of Health Fair in Pleasanton

August 5, 2015

The saying goes that, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and in today’s connected world we know that … Read moreA New Kind of Health Fair in Pleasanton

SPINS trend watch grain free

Trendwatch: Grain Free

July 30, 2015

It’s been nearly a decade since the gluten free trend hit its stride and a growing number of consumers began … Read moreTrendwatch: Grain Free

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Getting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze

July 6, 2015

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions “What IS that?!” Exclaim the majority of people who enter my kitchen. It’s … Read moreGetting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze

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Organic Trade Association Capitol Hill Visit

June 2, 2015

Last month, as Manger of Policy at SPINS, with Product Library Director, Susanna Ghaemi, I had the opportunity to participate … Read moreOrganic Trade Association Capitol Hill Visit

SPINS policy Insights - domestic fair trade & worker rights

Policy Insights: Domestic Fair Trade

May 30, 2015

Almost any handpicked crop runs the risk of worker exploitation, which is happening on farms around the world and in … Read morePolicy Insights: Domestic Fair Trade


Food Trucks: A Key Incubator for CPG Innovation

May 11, 2015

Leave it to Americans to combine our love for food and our love of trucks into a hip culinary movement. … Read moreFood Trucks: A Key Incubator for CPG Innovation

SPINS 2015 Expo West Trend watch

Expo West 2015 Recap

March 30, 2015

Though innovation was plentiful at Expo West, our team was encouraged to find that it’s not just about the latest … Read moreExpo West 2015 Recap

SPINS trend watch - paleo

Trendwatch: Paleo

March 30, 2015

The concept of getting back to our roots has been a core element of diet trends over the past couple … Read moreTrendwatch: Paleo

SPINS trend watch - natural retailers

Trendwatch: Natural Retailers

February 14, 2015

It’s hard to believe that not long ago, our industry was supported entirely by a handful of small, innovative retailers. … Read moreTrendwatch: Natural Retailers