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Gather tips and insights from SPINS' thought leaders in the Natural Products Industry

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

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

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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

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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 more What 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 more Five 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 more Infographic: 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 more Building 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 more 3 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 more Five 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 more Your 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 more How 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 more Infographic: 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 more Five 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 more How 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 more Five Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/25/20