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The latest trends, research, and perspectives by SPINS’ team of Natural Products Industry experts
SPINS trend watch - whole grains

Trendwatch: Whole Grains

February 14, 2016

Many studies have shown the health benefits of whole grains, but grain labels often lack clear guidance on whole grain … Read moreTrendwatch: Whole Grains

spins trend watch - 2016 trend predictions

SPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

January 15, 2016

SPINS’ Content Development team reflects on the industry to address broader industry trends as well as areas ripe for innovation. … Read moreSPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

Pressure-Gadges

Betting Big on HPP

January 13, 2016

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions As consumers seek ingredient transparency, manufacturers have begun to respond by sharing more … Read moreBetting Big on HPP

Cold-brew-coffee

Cold Brew Coffee on the Rise

November 30, 2015

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions In Chicago, the outdoor farmers markets are winding down, the leaves have begun … Read moreCold Brew Coffee on the Rise

SPINS Inspire Vibrancy: Building Connections Through Philanthropy

October 30, 2015

Winston Churchill was quoted as saying, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by … Read moreSPINS Inspire Vibrancy: Building Connections Through Philanthropy

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

Kombucha Bottles

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-Truck

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