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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 moreFrom 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 moreFive 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 moreWhat 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 more5 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 moreInfographic: 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 moreBrands 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 moreFive Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/22/20

What can the great recession teach retailers about this great lock down

What Can The Great Recession Teach Retailers About The Great Lockdown?

June 18, 2020

In the whitepaper “What Can The Great Recession Teach Retailers About The Great Lockdown?” we look at what grocery retailers … Read moreWhat Can The Great Recession Teach Retailers About The Great Lockdown?

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/15/20

June 15, 2020

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is … Read moreFive Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/15/20

Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/24

June 15, 2020

Inside this week’s edition: Pricing Inflation Edible departments are witnessing a high increase in price throughout May as less promotions … Read moreInfographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/24

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Building a Successful Retail Pitch: 5 Essential Data Points to Include When Pitching to Retailers

June 11, 2020

As if you’re not already busy enough just handling all the surprises 2020 has thrown at you, it’s once again … Read moreBuilding a Successful Retail Pitch: 5 Essential Data Points to Include When Pitching to Retailers

3 Examples of How Brands Are Using Data in the New Normal

June 9, 2020

Even in the middle of today’s unpredictable and challenging reality, brands continue to push forward, enhance their approaches, and really … Read more3 Examples of How Brands Are Using Data in the New Normal

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/8/20

June 8, 2020

Are you going crazy eating the same thing over and over again? Consider supporting these local brands to spice up … Read moreFive Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/8/20

Your Data Provider Should Include CBD

June 3, 2020

Over the past several years, CBD has become a hot topic in the natural products market, becoming a staple on store … Read moreYour Data Provider Should Include CBD

How COVID-19 Is Changing Retail

June 3, 2020

COVID-19 changed everyone’s daily life—seemingly overnight. Shoppers ran to stores to stock up on groceries and household items, unsure of … Read moreHow COVID-19 Is Changing Retail

Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/17

June 1, 2020

Inside this week’s edition: SHOPPERS UNDER PRESSURE Consumers are experiencing perceived and real pricing pressures in today’s environment. Other key … Read moreInfographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/17

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/1/20

May 29, 2020

Are you going crazy eating the same thing over and over again? Consider supporting these local brands to spice up … Read moreFive Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/1/20

How well do you really know your customer?

May 28, 2020

You understand the power of data and know that no brand can succeed without it, but have you considered what having consumer … Read moreHow well do you really know your customer?

Five Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/25/20

May 21, 2020

While Memorial Day BBQs may look a little different this year, we can all still find joy in good food. … Read moreFive Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/25/20

Make Room on Your Shelves for Shrooms

May 20, 2020

Last year, North American retailers began seeing a longtime produce staple land in more shopping carts than ever before. Mushrooms … Read moreMake Room on Your Shelves for Shrooms

Five Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/18/20

May 18, 2020

Over the past couple months, we have all heard again and again: SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. Well, … Read moreFive Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/18/20

Let Data Harmonization Be Your Single Source of Truth

May 13, 2020

“Data is the new oil” might be a controversial assertion, but there’s truth at its core: Leading tech companies value … Read moreLet Data Harmonization Be Your Single Source of Truth

Five Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/11/20

May 11, 2020

Over the past couple months, we have all heard again and again: SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. Well, … Read moreFive Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/11/20

Five Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/4/20

May 4, 2020

Over the past couple months, we have all heard again and again: SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. Well, … Read moreFive Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/4/20

TOP PET TRENDS TO WATCH AT GLOBAL PET EXPO AND THROUGHOUT 2020, ACCORDING TO SPINS

February 17, 2020

Natural and specialty pet food and treats are driving growth for the industry (+28% year-over-year) outpacing dollar growth from conventional … Read moreTOP PET TRENDS TO WATCH AT GLOBAL PET EXPO AND THROUGHOUT 2020, ACCORDING TO SPINS

Healthy Holidays

Have a Happy (and Healthy) Holiday Season

December 18, 2019

For many, the holiday season is a time to eat, drink, and be merry. However, health does not have to … Read moreHave a Happy (and Healthy) Holiday Season

Holiday Gift Guide for the Natural Enthusiast

December 11, 2019

OSI Magnesium for Better Sleep From daily caffeine consumption to excessive screen time, it comes as no surprise that many … Read moreHoliday Gift Guide for the Natural Enthusiast

Allergy-Friendly Food Report

Allergy-Friendly Foods

October 3, 2019

As the number of people suffering from food allergies rises, demand is increasing for products tailored to the needs of … Read moreAllergy-Friendly Foods

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Three Tips for Brands: How to Stand Out at Expo East

September 5, 2019

Nearly 30,000 attendees will flock to the Baltimore Convention Center to see the latest in natural products innovation with more … Read moreThree Tips for Brands: How to Stand Out at Expo East

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Three Tips for Retailers at Expo East: Streamline Your Time and Maximize Your Finds

September 5, 2019

Retailers know that Natural Products Expos are must-attend events to keep the pulse of innovation, but each year there are … Read moreThree Tips for Retailers at Expo East: Streamline Your Time and Maximize Your Finds