TrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

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Dive deep into the snacking segment with SPINS to see what’s hot in the summer of ’17. Here we use our panoramic view of retail plus our proprietary product attribution to discover exactly where snacks are growing and what the trends are. We also feature hot finds from this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo. Read … Read moreTrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

Hot Trends in Frozen Desserts This Summer and Beyond

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by Jill Failla Can frozen desserts provide indulgent treats to please discerning health & wellness shoppers? Certainly! Natural frozen desserts that satisfy special diet needs – and even those claiming functional health benefits – are stealing share of the freezer shelf this summer. In the FZ ICE CREAM subcategory, items in SPINS’ Natural Positioning Group … Read moreHot Trends in Frozen Desserts This Summer and Beyond

Natural Pet Products

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With proprietary product attribution and data from two proprietary retail channels (Natural and Specialty Gourmet), SPINS data dives deeper into the natural trends that influence the marketplace. So what’s happening in the pet space, and how do natural products factor in? Here we examine the pet segment from a vantage point that only SPINS can … Read moreNatural Pet Products

SPINS Webinar: How Animal Welfare and Responsible Farming Impact Consumer Purchasing

Every day is Earth Day for a growing base of consumers, who are aligning their social values with their purchasing decisions. A mix of grassroots advocacy, calls for transparency, and a changing regulatory environment have combined over recent years to drive strong growth for animal welfare and responsible farming claims. Our webinar presents SPINS’ unique … Read moreSPINS Webinar: How Animal Welfare and Responsible Farming Impact Consumer Purchasing

Sport Nutrition, Retail’s New Powerhouse

As more consumers look to improve their health and stay active, many turn to sports-centric supplements to help them get stronger more quickly. This sportification of non-athletes has helped drive sales up in supplements with a sports focus. Learn the latest in sport nutrition trends as these hot supplements progress past the locker room and … Read moreSport Nutrition, Retail’s New Powerhouse

Plant-Based Nutrition

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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

Cold Brew Coffee on the Rise

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Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions In Chicago, the outdoor farmers markets are winding down, the leaves have begun to change and fall is in full swing.  With autumn’s crispness in the air, it’s a great time to reflect on the sweltering, muggy and seemingly-all-too-short summer. It’s hard to pinpoint whether it was the … Read moreCold Brew Coffee on the Rise

Getting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze

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Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions “What IS that?!” Exclaim the majority of people who enter my kitchen. It’s a near guarantee as soon as their eyes glance over to the glass jar with the floating discs and hanging strands. As they lean in to get a closer look, I prepare to launch into … Read moreGetting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze