The Rise of Sweetener Substitutes The average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons of added sugar every day, translating to almost 60 pounds of added sugar per year, according to experts. That’s easy to understand when you realize that an estimated 74% of packaged foods have added sugars and there are 61 different names for sugars on … Read more Cutting Back On Sugar: Which Sweetener Alternatives Are Shoppers Choosing and Why?
As SPINS’ Marketing Data Analyst and Trade Show Insider, Scott covers the latest trends and insights within the Health and Wellness Industry. As we wrap up The Sweets & Snacks Expo in Indianapolis, the first in-person trade show SPINS attended in over a year and half, we can reflect on what has happened and where we are going from here. The … Read more 5 Takeaways From The Sweets & Snacks Expo 2021
Concerned Shoppers Are Taking Control During the lockdown months, many shoppers had limited options when it came to their health routines. Some gyms and fitness classes were closed, while plenty of people didn’t feel comfortable returning to in-person workouts anyway. Between those restrictions, a desire to stay healthy (and out of the doctor’s office), and … Read more Health and Wellness Market Growth Drivers to Watch: Shoppers Prioritize Dietary Needs and Sustainability Concerns
By Scott Dicker According to consumer insights firm NMI, there has been a 51% increase over the past 11 years in the percent of the population seeking out foods high in protein, with evidence that they are using protein as a tool for weight management and to promote a healthy lifestyle. The voracious demand for … Read more Takeaways from the Protein Trends & Tech Conference
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 more Fresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours