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Seven Favorites from the Summer Fancy Food Show

By Jill Failla The Specialty Food Association’s biannual Fancy Food Show is the largest event in North America dedicated exclusively to specialty food and beverage producers and buyers. This past Summer Fancy Food Show, held in New York City, was attended by over 2,600 exhibitors from...

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In Time for Summer, Sports Drinks Clean Up

By Jill Failla   May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, when the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition encourages everyone to get outside and “Move in May.” And when it comes to exercising in the hot summer sun, in May and beyond, hydration is...

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Consumer Buying Trends: Sweets & Snacks Edition

By Jill Failla With the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, we’re examining SPINS Consumer Insights to understand how consumers have changed their snacking habits in 2017. Natural snacks and sweets are growing due to an increase in household penetration, while conventional snacks...

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Green Cleaning for Spring

By Jill Failla   While the weather may not feel like spring in much of the U.S. right now, this is the time of year when many consumers are sprucing up their homes in anticipation of warmer weather by clearing out the clutter and deep-cleaning what remains....

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Behold the Peanut Renaissance

By Jill Failla Just in time for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, SPINS is here to deliver the news: peanuts are enjoying a renaissance in 2018. For a while now, many consumers’ first association with peanuts has been as a common allergen, and experts have...

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