Frozen Natural Foods

SPINS trend watch - Frozen Foods

What do plant-based entrées, gluten-free pizzas, and prebiotics have in common? They’re all trends impacting the frozen foods aisles. SPINS’ new Natural Frozen Foods TrendWatch shares frozen food insights and market trends from SPINS’ Vice President Greg Hobby’s AFFI-CON 2018 presentation during National Frozen Food Month. Fill out the form below to access and download … Read moreFrozen Natural Foods

Meet Moringa: The Superfood of 2018

Kuli Kuli pure moringa vegetable powder

By Jill Failla In SPINS’ recent 2018 trend predictions webinar, we called out moringa as a superfood to watch this year. A complete plant protein, Moringa oleifera is a tree leaf native to Asia (often ground into a powder) that is high in antioxidants, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It’s also being studied and marketed for … Read moreMeet Moringa: The Superfood of 2018

Fresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

Coffee Flour

By Jill Failla Spurred by changing consumer lifestyles, including gluten-free, Paleo, Ketogenic, low-FODMAP, and raw diets, as well as a variety of allergy-friendly and free-from practices, the shelf-stable flour segment is transforming. Historically filled with a variety of wheat products, this space now extends to ancient grains, gluten-free grains, and many flours that aren’t made … Read moreFresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

SPINS’ Five Favorite Finds from the Summer Fancy Food Show

Watermelon Fruit Jerky

By Jill Failla SPINS’ health & wellness experts attended the Summer Fancy Food Show (SFFS) in New York City earlier this season and rounded up their five favorite products from this specialty food event. “Speaking to the power of the current plant-based movement, all of the products featured in our roundup are made from plants … Read moreSPINS’ Five Favorite Finds from the Summer Fancy Food Show

Sipping on Soup Snacks

Beefsteak vegetable soup

by Jill Failla As more consumers demand portable, healthful snack options, snacking innovation is permeating multiple retail categories—including soup. As another recent enhancement to SPINS’ Product Library, we have expanded our Grab N Go attribute to include ready-to-eat and ready-to-drink soups into additional subcategories to better track the ways shoppers sip, slurp, and snack. Sales … Read moreSipping on Soup Snacks

Winter Fancy Food Show Recap

SPINS trend watch - winter fancy food show 2017

Sharpen those trendspotting skills before Expo West with a walk through the Winter Fancy Food Show with SPINS! Our team’s top picks include product innovations across food and beverage segments plus a panoramic view of macro trends in specialty foods from the show floor. Find out what we loved and why when you download SPINS’ … Read moreWinter Fancy Food Show Recap

VegFest 2016

Portland veg fest sign

An annual celebration of plant-based and vegan living, this year’s Portland VegFest drew over 6,000 people for an outstanding program of prominent speakers and, of course, a wide variety of vegan wares. Nonprofit Northwest VEG has served the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area with information and resources connected to its mission for a “healthy, … Read moreVegFest 2016

Expo East 2016 Recap

SPINS trend watch - expo east 2016

Bigger and better than ever, Natural Products Expo East gave SPINS plenty to chew on in terms of innovative ideas and impressive new products. From plant-based foods to Paleo innovations and ground-breaking body care, our picks represent some of the best products at the show and are paired with data to deliver SPINS’ unique perspective … Read moreExpo East 2016 Recap

The Evolution of Snacking

SPINS trend watch - the evolution of snacking

As a $72 billion segment in the US with 2.5% sales growth in the last year, snacks outpace the rate of growth of the total food and beverage market by 150%. Read on for macro trends as well as SPINS’ top picks from the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016! Fill out the form below to … Read moreThe Evolution of Snacking

Plant-Based Nutrition

SPINS trend watch - plant-based nutrition

Plant-based nutrition is a key pillar of the natural and organic industry. Mismanagement of the food system, namely livestock agriculture, has led to the rise of vegetarians and an ever more devout vegan subset. However, simply removing meat and dairy from packaged foods doesn’t nip high-sugar, fat, or sodium intake in the bud – existing … Read morePlant-Based Nutrition