Trends & Research

Planning for the Future: What Retail Sales Data Is Telling Us About the Rest of 2020

Planning for the rest of 2020 can be tricky when you’re in the middle of a recession and pandemic. We look at consumer trends of the previous recession, the consistent growth of natural, the persistence of holiday staples, and consumer concerns (price points and wellness).

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Clean Chocolate Trends for Self-Care Shoppers: 4 Trends to Watch in 2021

March 30, 2021

Consumers Add Clean Chocolate to Self-Care Plan Chocolate is certainly a popular treat at Easter time (and at Halloween and … Read more Clean Chocolate Trends for Self-Care Shoppers: 4 Trends to Watch in 2021

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Natural Alcohol Trends: 3 Ways Shoppers Are Changing Happy Hour in 2021

March 25, 2021

The Better-for-You Alcohol Trend Anyone who enjoys a nice drink has found themselves unable to enjoy their favorite bars and … Read more Natural Alcohol Trends: 3 Ways Shoppers Are Changing Happy Hour in 2021

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Natural Body Care Trends for 2021: Why Shoppers are Seeking Functional Ingredients and Natural Self Care Items (New Data)

March 25, 2021

Savvy shoppers and functional wellness in body care While food and beverage trends usually take center stage when retailers and … Read more Natural Body Care Trends for 2021: Why Shoppers are Seeking Functional Ingredients and Natural Self Care Items (New Data)

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The State of Natural and Organic: 3 Shopper Trends Emerging From the Pandemic (New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series Recap)

March 19, 2021

A Post-Pandemic Retail Environment SPINS VP of Business Development, Kathryn Peters, joined the New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series to discuss data trends since … Read more The State of Natural and Organic: 3 Shopper Trends Emerging From the Pandemic (New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series Recap)

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Plant-Based Trends in Every Department: 7 Innovations to Watch for in 2021

February 5, 2021

Plant-Based Choices in Every Aisle Plant-based diets might not be new, but you couldn’t tell that from looking at store … Read more Plant-Based Trends in Every Department: 7 Innovations to Watch for in 2021

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From Functional Snacking to Climatarian Lifestyles: Here’s What We Know About Dietary Trends in 2021

January 22, 2021

New Year, New Lifestyle Mindset The perennial mindset of “New year, new you, new diet” isn’t quite the same in … Read more From Functional Snacking to Climatarian Lifestyles: Here’s What We Know About Dietary Trends in 2021

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2021 Functional Ingredients Trends: Food As Medicine Becomes a Priority for Shoppers

January 14, 2021

Functional Ingredients Become a Type of Medicine The idea that a mindful diet can improve overall health is not exactly … Read more 2021 Functional Ingredients Trends: Food As Medicine Becomes a Priority for Shoppers

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What to Expect in 2021: 5 Themes for Natural and Wellness Trends That Will Shape the Industry

January 7, 2021

5 Themes that Will Define Natural and Wellness Trends in 2021 As we kick off a new (and hopefully better) … Read more What to Expect in 2021: 5 Themes for Natural and Wellness Trends That Will Shape the Industry

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Self-Care Trends: How to Appeal to Shoppers with Self-Care Products

December 16, 2020

The Rise of Self-Care Trends During COVID-19 Staying at home for the past 9 months and wearing a mask when … Read more Self-Care Trends: How to Appeal to Shoppers with Self-Care Products

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Cutting Back On Sugar: Which Sweetener Alternatives Are Shoppers Choosing and Why?

November 4, 2020

The Rise of Sweetener Substitutes The average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons of added sugar every day, translating to almost 60 … Read more Cutting Back On Sugar: Which Sweetener Alternatives Are Shoppers Choosing and Why?