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TrendWatch: Produce Picks & Purchases

December 5, 2017

Learn how produce is selling across several key segments and how innovative products are helping consumers integrate more fruits and … Read moreTrendWatch: Produce Picks & Purchases

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Fresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

December 1, 2017

By Jill Failla Spurred by changing consumer lifestyles, including gluten-free, Paleo, Ketogenic, low-FODMAP, and raw diets, as well as a … Read moreFresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

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Policy Insights: An Examination of the Soda Tax

November 28, 2017

In 2014, Berkeley, CA, became the first city in the United States to implement a public health-based soda tax. There … Read morePolicy Insights: An Examination of the Soda Tax

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Key Category Insights for National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 21, 2017

By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN November is Diabetes Awareness Month, an opportunity for education and raising awareness around this metabolic … Read moreKey Category Insights for National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Out of the Data and Into the Dirt: SPINS’ Adventures in Urban Agriculture

November 9, 2017

By Jessica Hochman There are countless reasons why SPINS is perfectly at home in Chicago, and the city’s vibrant urban … Read moreOut of the Data and Into the Dirt: SPINS’ Adventures in Urban Agriculture

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Seven Favorite Finds from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE)

November 9, 2017

By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts the Food and Nutrition Conference and … Read moreSeven Favorite Finds from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE)

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TrendWatch: Tap Into Fresh

November 2, 2017

Tap into the prepared food and grocerant trends affecting the retail industry today and tomorrow, originating from a recent presentation … Read moreTrendWatch: Tap Into Fresh

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A Quick Take on Today’s Herbivores

October 24, 2017

By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN Beyond Meatless Mondays, vegetarian diets are gaining traction. These diets are as varied as the … Read moreA Quick Take on Today’s Herbivores

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Who’s Really Buying Natural and Organic Products: Unlocking the Market with Consumer Segmentation from SPINS and IRI

October 20, 2017

by Jill Failla Which shoppers make up the core natural and organic segments? SPINS’ and IRI’s NaturaLink™ consumer segmentations show … Read moreWho’s Really Buying Natural and Organic Products: Unlocking the Market with Consumer Segmentation from SPINS and IRI

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TrendWatch: Bitters in Bloom

September 20, 2017

SPINS unearths the new ways bitters and botanicals are blooming in products, using SPINS data and insights from the 2017 … Read moreTrendWatch: Bitters in Bloom

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The Challenges and Triumphs of Sustainable Seafood

September 15, 2017

By Judy Seybold, MS, RD The sustainable seafood movement is coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Sustainable Fisheries Act this … Read moreThe Challenges and Triumphs of Sustainable Seafood

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TrendWatch: Exploring E-Commerce

September 14, 2017

SPINS’ Consumer Insights data explores how e-commerce is disrupting the retail industry, providing brands and retailers alike with insights into … Read moreTrendWatch: Exploring E-Commerce

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SPINS’ Five Favorite Finds from the Summer Fancy Food Show

September 14, 2017

By Jill Failla SPINS’ health & wellness experts attended the Summer Fancy Food Show (SFFS) in New York City earlier … Read moreSPINS’ Five Favorite Finds from the Summer Fancy Food Show

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SPINSights: Protein

September 11, 2017

SPINS data shows that protein-packed items are selling fast at retail outlets, but what exactly do shoppers look for on … Read moreSPINSights: Protein

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Plant Waters Make Waves This Summer

August 31, 2017

by Jill Failla Water’s top status among consumers looking for healthful hydration has catapulted this category’s sales in recent years. … Read morePlant Waters Make Waves This Summer

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TrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

August 29, 2017

Dive deep into the snacking segment with SPINS to see what’s hot in the summer of ’17. Here we use … Read moreTrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

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Hot Trends in Frozen Desserts This Summer and Beyond

August 7, 2017

by Jill Failla Can frozen desserts provide indulgent treats to please discerning health & wellness shoppers? Certainly! Natural frozen desserts … Read moreHot Trends in Frozen Desserts This Summer and Beyond

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Sipping on Soup Snacks

August 7, 2017

by Jill Failla As more consumers demand portable, healthful snack options, snacking innovation is permeating multiple retail categories—including soup. As … Read moreSipping on Soup Snacks

SPINS a new look at the evolving free-from trend

Three Key Insights on the Free-From Trend

July 28, 2017

By Abbey Fuster I am the youngest team member here at SPINS, but don’t let my 21 years of life … Read moreThree Key Insights on the Free-From Trend

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Serve-a-Thon 2017: Inspiring Vibrancy with Chicago Cares

July 20, 2017

On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, SPINS rallied together a team of 30 volunteers to help restore and inspire our … Read moreServe-a-Thon 2017: Inspiring Vibrancy with Chicago Cares

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Natural Pet Products

July 18, 2017

With proprietary product attribution and data from two proprietary retail channels (Natural and Specialty Gourmet), SPINS data dives deeper into … Read moreNatural Pet Products

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SPINS Webinar: A New Look at the Evolving Free-From Trend

July 18, 2017

Is the growing free-from trend on your radar? Heightened consumer desire for transparency; increased rates of obesity, diabetes, and food … Read moreSPINS Webinar: A New Look at the Evolving Free-From Trend

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Five Takeaways from Sports Nutrition Marketplace 2017

June 28, 2017

By Scott Dicker With more and more consumers trying to live an active and healthy lifestyle, the traditional sports nutrition … Read moreFive Takeaways from Sports Nutrition Marketplace 2017

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Rising From the Ashes: Charcoal Grows in Body Care

June 21, 2017

by Jill Failla Commonly used in hospital emergency rooms to prevent the absorption of certain toxins in the gastrointestinal tract, … Read moreRising From the Ashes: Charcoal Grows in Body Care

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Three Tips for Translating Data to Insights

June 13, 2017

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions Over the past five years, I’ve analyzed data on a wide range of … Read moreThree Tips for Translating Data to Insights

SPINS Webinar: How Animal Welfare and Responsible Farming Impact Consumer Purchasing

April 26, 2017

Every day is Earth Day for a growing base of consumers, who are aligning their social values with their purchasing … Read moreSPINS Webinar: How Animal Welfare and Responsible Farming Impact Consumer Purchasing

SPINS Trend watch 2017 Expo West Recap

Expo West 2017 Recap

April 21, 2017

Access SPINS’ full coverage of Expo West 2017! Our Expo West webinar gave you a taste of the trends. Now … Read moreExpo West 2017 Recap

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SPINS Webinar: Animal Welfare & Responsible Farming

April 11, 2017

Everyday is Earth Day for a growing base of consumers, who are aligning their social values with their purchasing decisions. … Read moreSPINS Webinar: Animal Welfare & Responsible Farming

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SPINS Recaps the Show: Expo West 2017

April 7, 2017

Did you catch everything at Expo West? Covering every corner of the biggest food show in North America is challenging, … Read moreSPINS Recaps the Show: Expo West 2017

Sport Nutrition, Retail’s New Powerhouse

March 24, 2017

As more consumers look to improve their health and stay active, many turn to sports-centric supplements to help them get … Read moreSport Nutrition, Retail’s New Powerhouse