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

TrendWatch: Produce Picks & Purchases

SPINS Trend watch email

Learn how produce is selling across several key segments and how innovative products are helping consumers integrate more fruits and vegetables into their diet, with insights from a recent presentation by SPINS’ Director of Scientific Affairs Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit. Fill out the form below to access and … Read moreTrendWatch: Produce Picks & Purchases

Plant Waters Make Waves This Summer

a variety of Drink Melon waters

by Jill Failla Water’s top status among consumers looking for healthful hydration has catapulted this category’s sales in recent years. This is especially true as water establishes itself as a more healthful and, now, equally flavorful alternative to caloric beverages that contain sugar – an ingredient that’s higher on consumers’ list of concerns lately. Flavored … Read morePlant Waters Make Waves This Summer

TrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

SPINS trend watch - what's hot in summer of 2017

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

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

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 Healthy & Natural Show Recap

SPINS show recap - the healthy & natural show

In addition to a trade show hall replete with new product launches and exciting local and national brands, the first annual Healthy & Natural Show in Chicago also featured three days of educational programming, including sessions led by SPINS’ own Kora Lazarski and David Winter. Learn more about SPINS’ talks at the show, plus a … Read moreThe Healthy & Natural Show Recap

October is Non-GMO Month

October is non gmo month

The Natural and Organic industry promotes ideologies and practices that hearken back to the days of yore – heirloom varieties, crop rotation, non-persistent pesticides & herbicides, and complete exclusion of GMO seed to name a few. Today, innovative brands are providing health and wellness options by merging these traditions with renewed understanding of relationships between … Read moreOctober is Non-GMO Month

Policy Insights: GMOS

SPINS policy insights - GMOs

The role of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food supply is widely debated among consumers, health professionals, environmentalists, manufacturers, and producers. SPINS examines GMOs: what they are, why they’re debated, what’s happening with labeling laws today, and what we know about consumer trends in SPINS data. Fill out the form below to access … Read morePolicy Insights: GMOS