Category Management Post COVID-19: What Food and Body Care Category Trends are Saying About the Future of Retail

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The Domino Effect for Category Management COVID’s domino effect on shopping behavior didn’t just show up at the cash register, it also made its way to the top of the supply chain. With shoppers stocking up on pantry staples and making fewer trips to the store, retailers focused on keeping their shelves filled with reliable, in-demand … Read more Category Management Post COVID-19: What Food and Body Care Category Trends are Saying About the Future of Retail

Learnings From the Lockdown: 4 Post-COVID Consumer Habits to Watch

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Why COVID-19 Will Change Consumer Habits for Good Right now, as more cities and states are easing restrictions, vaccination rates increase, and people find a hybrid of pre-and-post COVID life, the question on retailers’ minds is how COVID is changing consumer behavior for health and wellness products, and beyond?   Chances are that consumer behavior … Read more Learnings From the Lockdown: 4 Post-COVID Consumer Habits to Watch

The State of Plant-Based Products and 3 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Evolving Market

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Plant-Based Market Growth Continues to Impress Plant-based products might seem like a ubiquitous topic in the health and wellness industry, and it is—for a good reason. Today, plant-based products sit at the intersection of several consumer priorities, which create a business opportunity that retailers and CPG brands are paying attention to. With so much talk about how hot plant-based products are right now, you might … Read more The State of Plant-Based Products and 3 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Evolving Market

From Functional Snacking to Climatarian Lifestyles: Here’s What We Know About Dietary Trends in 2021

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New Year, New Lifestyle Mindset The perennial mindset of “New year, new you, new diet” isn’t quite the same in 2021: The pandemic is still on the rise, many people are still working from home, avoiding crowded places, and trying to keep up with their kids’ virtual schooling. People might be aiming to start fresh in … Read more From Functional Snacking to Climatarian Lifestyles: Here’s What We Know About Dietary Trends in 2021

2021 Functional Ingredients Trends: Food As Medicine Becomes a Priority for Shoppers

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Functional Ingredients Become a Type of Medicine The idea that a mindful diet can improve overall health is not exactly new—especially to anyone in the natural and wellness space. Last year, COVID led more shoppers to take this approach and consider the long-term health benefits of what they eat and drink. With a strong immune … Read more 2021 Functional Ingredients Trends: Food As Medicine Becomes a Priority for Shoppers

What to Expect in 2021: 5 Themes for Natural and Wellness Trends That Will Shape the Industry

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5 Themes that Will Define Natural and Wellness Trends in 2021 As we kick off a new (and hopefully better) year, our experts will be sharing the natural and wellness trends that will drive shopper behavior in 2021. To set the stage, we’ve put together 5 major themes that we’ll be unpacking over the next several weeks. … Read more What to Expect in 2021: 5 Themes for Natural and Wellness Trends That Will Shape the Industry

Self-Care Trends: How to Appeal to Shoppers with Self-Care Products

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The Rise of Self-Care Trends During COVID-19 Staying at home for the past 9 months and wearing a mask when heading to the store seemed to have changed priorities for shoppers heading to the body care aisle. Not only are Google Search Trends for self-care up 550% since last December, items related to self-care saw … Read more Self-Care Trends: How to Appeal to Shoppers with Self-Care Products

How to Use SPINS Data: 6 Ways Emerging Brands Use SPINS to Grow Faster

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Why Emerging Brands Use SPINS Data  Although all brands want to grow and expand their footprint, emerging brands are in a unique position. Your products are in the market, which means you’ve conquered the daunting pre-launch phase of their business, but you don’t have a wealth of historical data to work with. SPINS has helped … Read more How to Use SPINS Data: 6 Ways Emerging Brands Use SPINS to Grow Faster

Reading the Retail Marketplace: How You Can Leverage Category Data to Identify Growth Opportunity

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One challenge that retailers constantly face is getting a clear view of how they are performing compared to the rest of the market. Only looking at your own sales figures means only getting part of the story, but that’s often the only data you have access to. If you want to understand where you’re succeeding … Read more Reading the Retail Marketplace: How You Can Leverage Category Data to Identify Growth Opportunity

The Complicated CBD Retail Market: Understanding CBD’s Strengths, Weaknesses, and TBDs

The State of the CBD Retail Market Over the last year, and especially during the COVID lockdown, CBD growth in natural and mainstream multioutlet stores has slowed down to under 1%. Yet, even with that slowed growth rate, these stores have accrued $153 million in sales from CBD products, according to SPINS’ Natural Enhanced and MultiOutlet channels (powered by IRI). That’s still a sizeable piece … Read more The Complicated CBD Retail Market: Understanding CBD’s Strengths, Weaknesses, and TBDs