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

How Retailers Can Respond to Inflation Concerns

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Help Customers Adapt to Shifting Prices As a retailer, you can’t ignore the reality that higher prices are having on your customers.  Prices are increasing across industries, and we’re already seeing proof in the VMS aisle. They are stressed—coming off two unusually stressful years—and reprioritizing their expenses. Outside of the store, inflation is an inescapable … Read more How Retailers Can Respond to Inflation Concerns

Snacking Remains Popular With Shoppers Online and In-Store

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Omnichannel Data Gives Insight Into the Snacks Category Shoppers are buying their favorite snacks in brick-and-mortar stores and online—thanks to technology, busy lives, and pandemic habits. Chips, cookies, snack bars, trail mix, candy, dips, rice cakes—you name it. Whether they’re working at home or at the office, heading to the gym, or watching a movie, … Read more Snacking Remains Popular With Shoppers Online and In-Store

5 Takeaways From The Sweets & Snacks Expo 2021

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As SPINS’ Marketing Data Analyst and Trade Show Insider, Scott covers the latest trends and insights within the Health and Wellness Industry.  As we wrap up The Sweets & Snacks Expo in Indianapolis, the first in-person trade show SPINS attended in over a year and half, we can reflect on what has happened and where we are going from here.  The … Read more 5 Takeaways From The Sweets & Snacks Expo 2021

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

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 more TrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

The Evolution of Snacking

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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