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Pressure-Gadges

Betting Big on HPP

January 13, 2016

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions As consumers seek ingredient transparency, manufacturers have begun to respond by sharing more … Read moreBetting Big on HPP

Cold-brew-coffee

Cold Brew Coffee on the Rise

November 30, 2015

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions In Chicago, the outdoor farmers markets are winding down, the leaves have begun … Read moreCold Brew Coffee on the Rise

SPINS Inspire Vibrancy: Building Connections Through Philanthropy

October 30, 2015

Winston Churchill was quoted as saying, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by … Read moreSPINS Inspire Vibrancy: Building Connections Through Philanthropy

Method Factory and Lagunitas Brewery Tours

September 3, 2015

Part II of the Product Library Team’s industry education coupled with internal group collaboration took us on two more Chicago … Read moreMethod Factory and Lagunitas Brewery Tours

NOW Foods Factory Tour

August 12, 2015

Local to our SPINS headquarters, the Product Library team recently tapped into our natural and organic senses and embarked on … Read moreNOW Foods Factory Tour

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A New Kind of Health Fair in Pleasanton

August 5, 2015

The saying goes that, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and in today’s connected world we know that … Read moreA New Kind of Health Fair in Pleasanton

Kombucha Bottles

Getting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze

July 6, 2015

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions “What IS that?!” Exclaim the majority of people who enter my kitchen. It’s … Read moreGetting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze

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Organic Trade Association Capitol Hill Visit

June 2, 2015

Last month, as Manger of Policy at SPINS, with Product Library Director, Susanna Ghaemi, I had the opportunity to participate … Read moreOrganic Trade Association Capitol Hill Visit

SPINS policy Insights - domestic fair trade & worker rights

Policy Insights: Domestic Fair Trade

May 30, 2015

Almost any handpicked crop runs the risk of worker exploitation, which is happening on farms around the world and in … Read morePolicy Insights: Domestic Fair Trade

Food-Truck

Food Trucks: A Key Incubator for CPG Innovation

May 11, 2015

Leave it to Americans to combine our love for food and our love of trucks into a hip culinary movement. … Read moreFood Trucks: A Key Incubator for CPG Innovation