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Beverage Trends: 5 In-Demand Beverage Categories to Watch

September 16, 2020

Today, beverages are so much more than a way to quench our thirst. Shoppers are turning to these products to … Read more Beverage Trends: 5 In-Demand Beverage Categories to Watch

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It’s Cold Season: Prepare for Health-Focused Shoppers this Fall and Winter

September 16, 2020

It’s Cold Season: Prepare for Health-Focused Shoppers During a Pandemic We’re entering the final stretch of 2020, and in this … Read more It’s Cold Season: Prepare for Health-Focused Shoppers this Fall and Winter

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When Mission Meets Wellness: 4 Mission-Driven Consumer Trends to Watch

September 16, 2020

The Mission-Driven Consumer Consumers have long been spending their dollars with a purpose—whether it’s a personal matter or a larger social cause. Many … Read more When Mission Meets Wellness: 4 Mission-Driven Consumer Trends to Watch

3 TRAILBLAZING BRANDS

September 14, 2020

Three different brands, one common theme: These companies are all trailblazing entrepreneurs who push the boundaries of what’s possible in … Read more 3 TRAILBLAZING BRANDS

3 Trends Driving the Growth of Organic

September 9, 2020

The organic industry continues to have an exciting if not unusual year, thanks in large part to ongoing effects of … Read more 3 Trends Driving the Growth of Organic

Trade Promotions and How to Maximize Them: 5 Ways TradeROI Can Help Brands Get the Most Out of Trade Promotions

September 9, 2020

5 Benefits of TradeROI: The Tool Every Brand Needs Trade promotions are one of the top marketing expenses for brands … Read more Trade Promotions and How to Maximize Them: 5 Ways TradeROI Can Help Brands Get the Most Out of Trade Promotions

3 Plant-Based Brands to Power Your Week

September 8, 2020

Whether you’re a life-long vegan or plant-based curious, these 3 brands will bring you the nourishment and satisfaction you need. … Read more 3 Plant-Based Brands to Power Your Week

2020’s Top Trends in Natural and Organic

September 2, 2020

Spark Change Kicks Off: An Update on the Natural and Organic Market Last week, Spark Change, a Natural Products Expo, kicked … Read more 2020’s Top Trends in Natural and Organic

6 Ways Brands Use Store Level Data to Stay Competitive Tomorrow

August 26, 2020

Store Level Data Helps You Grab Share of Tomorrow’s Market Even in a year filled with “unprecedented” events, grocery retail’s … Read more 6 Ways Brands Use Store Level Data to Stay Competitive Tomorrow

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Why Regional Grocery Can’t Be Ignored When Scaling Your Brand

August 26, 2020

All brands we work with share a similar goal: Take the standout product that you’ve spent significant time and resources … Read more Why Regional Grocery Can’t Be Ignored When Scaling Your Brand

7 New Tools for Brands and Retailers to Grow Faster

August 20, 2020

For 25 years, SPINS has been leading the natural products industry with insights and innovation, and we have set the … Read more 7 New Tools for Brands and Retailers to Grow Faster

5 Picnic-Perfect Brands

August 17, 2020

From better-for-you cocktails to guilt-free dips and snacks, these 5 natural brands will take your picnic to the next level! … Read more 5 Picnic-Perfect Brands

5 Local Chicago Brands to Try This Week

August 10, 2020

Chicago is a bustling hub for the natural products industry, so look no further than your own backyard (or the … Read more 5 Local Chicago Brands to Try This Week

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

August 7, 2020

Keeping up with what’s going on a daily basis and emerging trends is a lot of work, particularly in the … Read more Planning for the Future: What Retail Sales Data Is Telling Us About the Rest of 2020

5 Local Brands to Put in Your Basket This Week

August 3, 2020

Chicago is a bustling hub for the natural products industry, so look no further than your own backyard (or the … Read more 5 Local Brands to Put in Your Basket This Week

3 Reasons Why Plant-Based Is Growing So Quickly

July 29, 2020

Innovation, Nutrition, New Customers: The Factors Driving Plant-Based Growth 2020 has been a big year for plant-based products. They have been outpacing all … Read more 3 Reasons Why Plant-Based Is Growing So Quickly

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What is Store Level Data? 4 Ways Brands Use it to Adjust Their Growth Tactics

July 29, 2020

4 Ways You Can Get Tactical With Store Level Data For brands, getting access to the right data can be … Read more What is Store Level Data? 4 Ways Brands Use it to Adjust Their Growth Tactics

5 Chicago-Based Brands for the Perfect Summer Day

July 27, 2020

Chicago is a bustling hub for the natural products industry, so look no further than your own backyard (or the … Read more 5 Chicago-Based Brands for the Perfect Summer Day

5 Chicago-Based Brands for the Perfect Summer Day

July 20, 2020

Chicago is a bustling hub for the natural products industry, so look no further than your own backyard (or the … Read more 5 Chicago-Based Brands for the Perfect Summer Day

Why Pet Brands Need Key Account Data: 4 Data Points That Pet Retailers Care About

July 16, 2020

When you’re selling in retail chains, you gain a larger audience, but lose insight into your sales performance. SPINS Key Account data helps you see how you’re performing in a specific retail chain, and uncovers the insights you need to stay competitive.

Key Account Data Can Help Your Retail Relationship

July 15, 2020

You’ve researched and innovated, and now you want to show your retail partners why your products deserve more space on … Read more Key Account Data Can Help Your Retail Relationship

SPINSights: How Brands are Navigating The New “Normal”

July 14, 2020

Join SPINS’ Sara Benjamin as she discusses how brands are navigating this new normal. Sara will discuss: Sales Trends: Insights … Read more SPINSights: How Brands are Navigating The New “Normal”

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/13/20

July 13, 2020

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is … Read more Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/13/20

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From New Partnerships to New Channels: 3 Ways SPINS is Innovating Now

July 9, 2020

The natural and wellness market has never been more competitive and in need of innovation—and that’s not only because of … Read more From New Partnerships to New Channels: 3 Ways SPINS is Innovating Now

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/6/20

July 8, 2020

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is … Read more Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/6/20

What Natural Shoppers Are Buying for the BBQ: 4 Data-Backed Shopper Trends for Grilling Season

June 30, 2020

The 4th of July is here, which means we have hit peak grilling season. This year the BBQs might not … Read more What Natural Shoppers Are Buying for the BBQ: 4 Data-Backed Shopper Trends for Grilling Season

5 Chicago Brands For Your Better-For-You BBQ

June 29, 2020

This 4th of July, you can indulge in delicious BBQ staples without giving up your commitment to smart food choices! … Read more 5 Chicago Brands For Your Better-For-You BBQ

Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 6/14

June 29, 2020

Inside this week’s edition: The focus on immunity remains high while health-minded shoppers expand their purchases beyond this traditional view … Read more Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 6/14

Brands Need a Strong Ecommerce Solution Right Now

June 25, 2020

Ecommerce Is Already the New Normal  The rest of 2020 and even 2021 look uncertain, with some cities and states … Read more Brands Need a Strong Ecommerce Solution Right Now

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/22/20

June 22, 2020

Chicago is filled with businesses that make delicious foods and beverages, and many even go an extra mile. We encourage … Read more Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/22/20