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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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 more Trendwatch: Whole Grains

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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 more SPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

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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 more Expo East 2015 Recap

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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 more Trendwatch: Grain Free

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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 more Expo West 2015 Recap

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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 more Trendwatch: Paleo

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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 more Trendwatch: Natural Retailers