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

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 more Let 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 more Five 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 more Five 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 more TOP 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 more Have 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 more Holiday 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 more Allergy-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 more Three 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 more Three Tips for Retailers at Expo East: Streamline Your Time and Maximize Your Finds

SPINS’ State of the Natural Industry Report

August 26, 2019

How are natural products performing across the industry? Download SPINS’ first-ever State of the Natural Industry Report for an overview … Read more SPINS’ State of the Natural Industry Report

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Hot Trends in Frozen Desserts

July 26, 2019

Frozen treats are one of the coolest, most fun categories in the store, and specialty and wellness-focused options for both … Read more Hot Trends in Frozen Desserts

Naturally Chicago Insights Series: Mastering Your Content Strategy with Simple Mills

June 12, 2019

. In a world where content is king, it’s easy for consumers to feel inundated and tune out, making it … Read more Naturally Chicago Insights Series: Mastering Your Content Strategy with Simple Mills

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Top Trends in Natural and Specialty Pet

May 22, 2019

Pets have long been considered part of the family and human health & wellness trends are driving innovation in the … Read more Top Trends in Natural and Specialty Pet

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Infographic: Top Trends in Natural and Specialty Pet

May 22, 2019

The natural and specialty pet space is evolving alongside human health and wellness trends, and SPINS is keeping an eye … Read more Infographic: Top Trends in Natural and Specialty Pet

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Natural & Specialty Brands Win Easter…Again

May 21, 2019

by SPINS’ Director of Client Insights Jason Loughrin The top-selling week of the year for candy in 2018 was not … Read more Natural & Specialty Brands Win Easter…Again

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Infographic: The State of Sustainability

April 30, 2019

USDA Certified Organic is foundational in the landscape of today’s sustainability standards. SPINS looked at the top 10 categories for … Read more Infographic: The State of Sustainability

Expo West Recap

Expo West 2019 Recap

April 11, 2019

Don’t miss SPINS’ recap of the hottest trends at Expo West Our team combed the show floor to bring back … Read more Expo West 2019 Recap

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Infographic: Allergy-Friendly Foods

March 28, 2019

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

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Four Ways to Win with Digital Coupons

March 12, 2019

More and more, today’s consumers are using digital means to redeem coupons. Not to say that print isn’t a legitimate tactical approach to entice consumers to try a product, but too often print coupons can be misplaced, forgotten,…

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How to Prepare Your Brand to Get the Most Out of Expo West

February 6, 2019

An Interview with SPINS’ Senior Vice President of Brand Growth Solutions, Andrew Henkel

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Esca Bona Changemakers: Five Mission-Driven Brands to Watch in 2019

November 21, 2018

New Hope Network’s Esca Bona conference in Austin, Texas brought together entrepreneurs, technologists, and visionary business leaders from across the … Read more Esca Bona Changemakers: Five Mission-Driven Brands to Watch in 2019

Webinar: Expo East 2018 Review

November 1, 2018

Did you catch everything at Expo East? Senior Director of Natural Insights Brent Coons and Natural Insights and Innovation Research … Read more Webinar: Expo East 2018 Review

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How to Make the Most of Your Time at Expo East 2018

August 15, 2018

An Interview with SPINS’ Senior Vice President of Brand Growth Solutions, Andrew Henkel SPINS’ Andrew Henkel has been attending Natural … Read more How to Make the Most of Your Time at Expo East 2018

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Seven Favorites from the Summer Fancy Food Show

July 31, 2018

By Jill Failla The Specialty Food Association’s biannual Fancy Food Show is the largest event in North America dedicated exclusively … Read more Seven Favorites from the Summer Fancy Food Show

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SPINS Lives Vibrantly at the Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon

July 28, 2018

By Susan Battaglia On a sunny Saturday, a team of 28 SPINS volunteers joined thousands of other Chicagoans during the … Read more SPINS Lives Vibrantly at the Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon

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Plant-Based Brands Center Stage at Good Food Financing & Innovation Expo 2018

July 10, 2018

By Jill Failla On June 19, an inspiring group of natural and organic industry leaders, brands, and investors gathered together … Read more Plant-Based Brands Center Stage at Good Food Financing & Innovation Expo 2018

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Takeaways from the Protein Trends & Tech Conference

June 25, 2018

By Scott Dicker According to consumer insights firm NMI, there has been a 51% increase over the past 11 years … Read more Takeaways from the Protein Trends & Tech Conference

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In Time for Summer, Sports Drinks Clean Up

June 1, 2018

By Jill Failla   May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, when the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & … Read more In Time for Summer, Sports Drinks Clean Up

Recapping Expo West 2018

Webinar: Expo West 2018 Review

April 30, 2018

Did you catch everything at Expo West? Director of Natural Insights Brent Coons, Product Library Solutions Manager Jake Knepper, and … Read more Webinar: Expo West 2018 Review

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Kroger “Opts Up” with New Mobile Health & Wellness Platform

April 30, 2018

By Peter V.S. Bond In January, Kroger reported that its Simple Truth private brand of natural and organic products, launched … Read more Kroger “Opts Up” with New Mobile Health & Wellness Platform