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7 Desserts to Compliment Your Feast

November 23, 2020

Check out 7 better-for-you dessert options for this year’s small Thanksgiving gatherings – or even just for you! They are … Read more 7 Desserts to Compliment Your Feast

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Assess In-Store Promotions: How to Measure Promotional Effectiveness

November 18, 2020

Jim Koppenhaver is the Director of Enterprise Solutions and Product Manager for SPINS Store-Level Data. In our fifth installment of … Read more Assess In-Store Promotions: How to Measure Promotional Effectiveness

Data Proficiency: 6 Data Best Practices Used by Successful Brands

November 11, 2020

In the right hands, data has the potential to be one of the most powerful tools for a business. When … Read more Data Proficiency: 6 Data Best Practices Used by Successful Brands

Prepare for Product Launch: 4 Ways Store Level Data Helps You Launch New Products Successfully

November 11, 2020

Jim Koppenhaver is the Director of Enterprise Solutions and Product Manager for SPINS Store-Level Data. In our fourth installment of … Read more Prepare for Product Launch: 4 Ways Store Level Data Helps You Launch New Products Successfully

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10 Healthy Happy Hour Necessities

November 11, 2020

1. Straightaway Photo courtesy of @straightawaycocktails, Instagram   Straightaway makes both classic and lesser-known spirited and balanced cocktails with ingredients … Read more 10 Healthy Happy Hour Necessities

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How to Enter New Markets and Improve Product Development With Store Level Data

November 4, 2020

Jim Koppenhaver is the Director of Enterprise Solutions and Product Manager for SPINS Store-Level Data. In our third installment of … Read more How to Enter New Markets and Improve Product Development With Store Level Data

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Why Product Certifications are Essential for Connecting with Shoppers

November 4, 2020

The Importance of Product Certifications? We’re living in an era of better-for-you products where consumers are choosing products that benefit their … Read more Why Product Certifications are Essential for Connecting with Shoppers

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How to Use Product Velocity to Expand Retailers and Improve Store Footprint

October 28, 2020

Jim Koppenhaver is the Director of Enterprise Solutions and Product Manager for SPINS Store-Level Data. Pay Attention to Product Velocity … Read more How to Use Product Velocity to Expand Retailers and Improve Store Footprint

5 Sweets Without Spooky Ingredients

October 27, 2020

You may not be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to … Read more 5 Sweets Without Spooky Ingredients

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From Basic to Booming: 4 Emerging Pumpkin Spice Trends, Brands, and Categories

October 21, 2020

Pumpkin Spice: A Basic Trend Gone Mainstream What comes to mind when you think of fall? Leaves changing? Football? How … Read more From Basic to Booming: 4 Emerging Pumpkin Spice Trends, Brands, and Categories

7 brands to taste the world

October 15, 2020

World Food Day, celebrated on October 16th around the globe, is the perfect excuse to branch out and try something … Read more 7 brands to taste the world

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How to Identify Voids and Improve Store Distribution with Store Level Data

October 14, 2020

Jim Koppenhaver is the Director of Enterprise Solutions and Product Manager for SPINS Store-Level Data. In our first installment of … Read more How to Identify Voids and Improve Store Distribution with Store Level Data

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4 Nourishing Noodles

October 6, 2020

National Noodle Day has come at just the right time: Fall has begun and we’re officially in comfort food season. … Read more 4 Nourishing Noodles

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Clean Label Attributes in Body Care: Claims and Ingredients Shoppers are Avoiding and Why

September 30, 2020

The Growth of Clean Label in Body Care Grocery shoppers have been moving toward clean label diets over the last … Read more Clean Label Attributes in Body Care: Claims and Ingredients Shoppers are Avoiding and Why

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Plant-Based Attributes: A Guide to the Evolving Definitions in Today’s Plant-Based Market

September 23, 2020

Plant-Based Attributes are Evolving The growing popularity of plant-based options has helped push sales of plant-based items up year over … Read more Plant-Based Attributes: A Guide to the Evolving Definitions in Today’s Plant-Based Market

3 Foods to Fuel Your Pup

September 22, 2020

This week is National Dog Week – AKA an excuse to pamper your fur baby! These three brands offer premium, … Read more 3 Foods to Fuel Your Pup

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Beverage Trends: 5 In-Demand Beverage Categories to Watch

September 16, 2020

More than Thirst Quenchers Today, beverages are so much more than a way to quench our thirst. Shoppers are forming … 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

The Regional Grocery Channel All brands we work with share a similar goal: Take the standout product that you’ve spent … 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