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 more Sipping on Soup Snacks

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

Highlights from the Midwest Face and Body Show

face mask

By Kim Kawa and Paige Leyden Delighted to attend the Midwest Face & Body Show for the first time, we found ourselves privy to a variety of noteworthy ingredients and massage techniques geared primarily toward spa professionals. As researchers, we were eager to learn the recommendations of spa professionals and how they might inform shopper … Read more Highlights from the Midwest Face and Body Show

Certified Organic Products

SPINSights - organics

Certified Organic items (with 95-100% organic content) grew 10.8% cross-channel across all categories of the SPINS’ Product Library – especially impressive considering the greater marketplace showed only 1.1% change overall. Fill out the form below to access and download the Certified Organic TrendWatch Infographic.

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 more Expo 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 more The Evolution of Snacking

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 more The Healthy & Natural Show Recap

Policy Insights: Clean Water

SPINS policy insights- clean water

Despite decades-long environmental campaigns yielding federal response in the 1970’s,clean water regulations have been met with broad political and farmer resistance, stifling progress. However, where federal progress suffers backlash, some states and companies are taking remedies into their own hands by settling pollution reduction targets and bring agricultural acreage under standards and practices that mitigate … Read more Policy Insights: Clean Water

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 more October is Non-GMO Month

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 more Plant-Based Nutrition