Takeaways from the Protein Trends & Tech Conference

Empact energy bars

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 moreTakeaways from the Protein Trends & Tech Conference

Seven Favorite Finds from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE)

Rachel Pauls Happy Bars

By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition. This year marked the Academy’s 100th birthday, so the celebration in our home town of Chicago was extra special. I was thrilled to be there with a record-breaking 13,000 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) peers … Read moreSeven Favorite Finds from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE)

SPINSights: Protein

SPINSights - Protein

SPINS data shows that protein-packed items are selling fast at retail outlets, but what exactly do shoppers look for on the shelves? Read on to learn about protein trends, starting in supplements and stretching into surprising new categories. Fill out the form below to access and download SPINSights: Protein

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

Five Takeaways from Sports Nutrition Marketplace 2017

man adding protein powder to water

By Scott Dicker With more and more consumers trying to live an active and healthy lifestyle, the traditional sports nutrition market has expanded to a much more diverse crowd. The recent Sports Nutrition Marketplace show I attended, which is sponsored by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), featured high-profile speaker presentations as well as … Read moreFive Takeaways from Sports Nutrition Marketplace 2017

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

Pea-lieve It or Not: The Rise of Pea Protein

peas in a pill capsule

Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions There’s been plenty of news about protein over the past few years. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average American male consumes 102 grams of protein per day, while the average female consumes about 70 grams. Protein consumption is reflected in retail data; in … Read morePea-lieve It or Not: The Rise of Pea Protein