Sports Nutrition Trends: How Demand for an Active Lifestyle is Fueling Innovation in the Market

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The Sports Nutrition Category Evolves Beyond Athletic Performance Today, you can find items like protein powder and electrolyte packets in the average consumer’s shopping cart. Not too long ago, however, sports nutrition items were strictly the domain of athletes looking to optimize their performance and gym rats wanting to bulk up. An evolved view of … Read more Sports Nutrition Trends: How Demand for an Active Lifestyle is Fueling Innovation in the Market

Today’s Supply Chain Disruption: Alternative Products are The Answer

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Why Retailers Need to Start Stocking New Items Now Perhaps no image better captures the earliest weeks of the pandemic than empty shelves and frustrated shoppers. The uncertain future sent customers stockpiling products until the supply chain was under a pressure test that no one expected. Replicate that throughout the world and you end up … Read more Today’s Supply Chain Disruption: Alternative Products are The Answer

SPINS Product Attributes Glossary: Understand Your Shoppers’ Needs

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What Are Product Attributes? Attributes are a unique combination of claims, certifications, nutrition facts, ingredients, allergens, brand positioning, and consumer ways of eating to deliver a complete view of the factors driving consumer decisions. SPINS Product Intelligence offers a variety of attribute types for products across the health and wellness market. Get to know more … Read more SPINS Product Attributes Glossary: Understand Your Shoppers’ Needs

Product Intelligence Data Capture: How to Go Beyond the Label to Boost Brand Visibility

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Make Your Products Stand Out with Retailers Using SPINS Product Hub The top highlight at Expo East was getting an up-close view of the latest innovative products that brands showcased and are poised to please natural shoppers. New items and updates to existing products gave us brand visibility into how manufacturers are adapting to emerging … Read more Product Intelligence Data Capture: How to Go Beyond the Label to Boost Brand Visibility

5 Innovation Trends Retailers Will Be Chasing Tomorrow: What Grocery Buyers Learned at the NGA Executive Conference

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Grocery Innovation Trends are Driving Today’s Natural Shopper The greatest business challenge of the last 18 months hasn’t been simply that there was a disruption to our daily lives, but rather that there was continuous disruption. Everyone was having to make decisions about their business with the hope that there would be some consistency to … Read more 5 Innovation Trends Retailers Will Be Chasing Tomorrow: What Grocery Buyers Learned at the NGA Executive Conference

From Functional to Low and Non-Alcoholic Beverages: How Natural Alcohol is Driving Innovation to the Category

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Get to Know SPINS’ Alcohol Attributes and Categories Today’s alcohol aisles and coolers are filled with more variety than ever, offering natural alcohol options as well as non-alcoholic alternatives to appeal to the health-conscious shopper. Long gone are the days of simply asking someone if they would like a beer or glass of wine. Which … Read more From Functional to Low and Non-Alcoholic Beverages: How Natural Alcohol is Driving Innovation to the Category

Cognitive Health Ingredient Trends and How Nootropics Are Helping Mental Performance

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Consumers Increasingly Look to Boost            Mental Health and Focus The core of the health and wellness market has always been about improvement. Better-for-you foods. Better-for-the-planet packaging. Better-for-your-skin body care. As this mentality gained widespread appeal, natural shoppers began to seek products that addressed specific concerns. That’s never been truer than … Read more Cognitive Health Ingredient Trends and How Nootropics Are Helping Mental Performance

3 Ways to Implement an Effective Omni-Channel Retail Strategy

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An Omni-Channel Approach to a Seamless Customer Experience An omni-channel retail strategy was once the innovative option to stay ahead of the competition. Today it’s table stakes if you just want to keep up with the competition. Now, after a year of lockdown and new habits, customers expect a shopping experience that reflects the digital … Read more 3 Ways to Implement an Effective Omni-Channel Retail Strategy

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