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 moreTrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

Hot Trends in Frozen Desserts This Summer and Beyond

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by Jill Failla Can frozen desserts provide indulgent treats to please discerning health & wellness shoppers? Certainly! Natural frozen desserts that satisfy special diet needs – and even those claiming functional health benefits – are stealing share of the freezer shelf this summer. In the FZ ICE CREAM subcategory, items in SPINS’ Natural Positioning Group … Read moreHot Trends in Frozen Desserts This Summer and Beyond

Natural Pet Products

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With proprietary product attribution and data from two proprietary retail channels (Natural and Specialty Gourmet), SPINS data dives deeper into the natural trends that influence the marketplace. So what’s happening in the pet space, and how do natural products factor in? Here we examine the pet segment from a vantage point that only SPINS can … Read moreNatural Pet Products

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 moreSPINS Webinar: How Animal Welfare and Responsible Farming Impact Consumer Purchasing

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 moreThe Evolution of Snacking

Plant-Based Nutrition

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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 morePlant-Based Nutrition

Specialty Sings at the Summer Fancy Food Show

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Kathryn Shear, operations lead on the SPINS Product Library team, recently attended this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show® hosted by the Specialty Food Association® (SFA). When we asked Kathryn, a seasoned specialty products expert, what’s new and exciting in specialty foods, she had lots to report! “I walked into the Summer Fancy Food Show with … Read moreSpecialty Sings at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Getting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze

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Michelle Fox Senior Manager, Brand Growth Solutions “What IS that?!” Exclaim the majority of people who enter my kitchen. It’s a near guarantee as soon as their eyes glance over to the glass jar with the floating discs and hanging strands. As they lean in to get a closer look, I prepare to launch into … Read moreGetting Cultured on the Kombucha Craze