Summer Fancy Food Show: 5 Trends We Saw At The Show

The Summer Fancy Foods Show finally made its comeback this year after a two-year long hiatus, with the previous in-person show happening in 2019. From June 12-14, over 1800 exhibitors took over the Javits Center in New York City to display a variety of goods representing every single subcategory you can think of in the … Read more Summer Fancy Food Show: 5 Trends We Saw At The Show

Sweets & Snacks 2022: 7 Trends We Saw at the Expo

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The Sweets & Snacks Expo made its return to Chicago for the first time since 2019—just in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary. From May 24-26, thousands of manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, brokers, and exhibitors (and a plenty of fun mascots) filled McCormick place to see what exciting innovation is coming to the sweets and snacks … Read more Sweets & Snacks 2022: 7 Trends We Saw at the Expo

U.S. plant-based food retail sales hit $7.4 billion, outpacing total retail sales, despite supply chain interruptions and pandemic restrictions creating widespread volatility in the food industry

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 Diversifying our food system with plant-based meat, dairy, and eggs provides an opportunity for sustainable food system security in a retail world shaken by supply-side volatility and inflation. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2022) — Amidst turbulent economic conditions amplified by the pandemic, supply chain issues, and inflation, new data released today by the Plant Based … Read more U.S. plant-based food retail sales hit $7.4 billion, outpacing total retail sales, despite supply chain interruptions and pandemic restrictions creating widespread volatility in the food industry

Expo West 2022 Recap: 5 Trends We Spotted on the Expo Floor

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Innovative Brands Are Appealing to a Wider Audience On March 8, for the first time in three years, Natural Products Expo West was back in person!  The SPINS team joined an estimated 2,700 exhibitors and 57,000 registered attendees in Anaheim for the largest trade show in the industry, where we saw the latest innovative natural products … Read more Expo West 2022 Recap: 5 Trends We Spotted on the Expo Floor

What’s Driving Millennial Shoppers: 3 Millennial Trends Shaping the Health and Wellness Market

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Who are Millennial Shoppers? Millennials get a lot of attention from the media and marketers, but so much of it mischaracterizes this generation as being young and frivolous with their time and money. Really we’re talking about an estimated 72 million Americans born between 1980 and 2000 who became the largest generation in American history … Read more What’s Driving Millennial Shoppers: 3 Millennial Trends Shaping the Health and Wellness Market

5 Innovation Trends Retailers Will Be Chasing Tomorrow: What Grocery Buyers Learned at the NGA Executive Conference

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Grocery Innovation Trends are Driving Today’s Natural Shopper The greatest business challenge of the last 18 months hasn’t been simply that there was a disruption to our daily lives, but rather that there was continuous disruption. Everyone was having to make decisions about their business with the hope that there would be some consistency to … Read more 5 Innovation Trends Retailers Will Be Chasing Tomorrow: What Grocery Buyers Learned at the NGA Executive Conference

Health and Wellness Market Growth Drivers to Watch: Shoppers Prioritize Dietary Needs and Sustainability Concerns

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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

The State of Plant-Based Products and 3 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Evolving Market

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Plant-Based Market Growth Continues to Impress Plant-based products might seem like a ubiquitous topic in the health and wellness industry, and it is—for a good reason. Today, plant-based products sit at the intersection of several consumer priorities, which create a business opportunity that retailers and CPG brands are paying attention to. With so much talk about how hot plant-based products are right now, you might … Read more The State of Plant-Based Products and 3 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Evolving Market

The State of Natural and Organic: 3 Shopper Trends Emerging From the Pandemic (New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series Recap)

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A Post-Pandemic Retail Environment SPINS VP of Business Development, Kathryn Peters, joined the New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series to discuss data trends since the pandemic began.   As SPINS data shows, health and wellness products are outpacing conventional products by 350 basis points across the mix of stores that SPINS tracks. With that, brands and retailers should ask themselves how their products connect to the macro trends we’re seeing in … Read more The State of Natural and Organic: 3 Shopper Trends Emerging From the Pandemic (New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success Series Recap)

Plant-Based Trends in Every Department: 7 Innovations to Watch for in 2021

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Plant-Based Choices in Every Aisle Plant-based diets might not be new, but you couldn’t tell that from looking at store shelves. Over the last few years, innovation and customer demand have moved the category beyond the longtime staples (i.e., plant-based meats and milk alternatives) and into a variety of new plant-based offerings across the entire store.   Throughout 2021, innovative plant-based brands will greet wellness-focused … Read more Plant-Based Trends in Every Department: 7 Innovations to Watch for in 2021