Global Flavors Are Now Pantry Staples

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3 Reasons Shoppers Are Embracing Ingredients From Around the World Thanks to technology, the world is smaller—and smarter—than ever. An estimated 85% of Americans own a smartphone. That means most of us are a couple of finger taps away from finding answers to any questions we have. Watch a cooking video for any cuisine in … Read more Global Flavors Are Now Pantry Staples

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

Beverage Trends: Functional Ingredients Attract Wellness-Minded Shoppers

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Omnichannel Data Gives Beverage Brands Insights To today’s shoppers, brick-and-mortar and online stores each bring benefits depending on what they’re buying and when. That’s long been apparent for household items and clothing. However, it’s also proven to be true for beverage. Shoppers aren’t just buying milk and soft drinks at the grocery store anymore, but … Read more Beverage Trends: Functional Ingredients Attract Wellness-Minded Shoppers

Signs of Inflation Showing Up in Vitamins and Supplements

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The greatest price increases and decreases in top VMS categories Inflation is on everyone’s minds. The BLS announced that the Consumer Price Index rose 8.5% in March, setting a 40-year record. Brands feel it when they look at the cost of manufacturing. Retailers see it when they’re forced to increase the sticker price of items. … Read more Signs of Inflation Showing Up in Vitamins and Supplements

The Pursuit of Wellness: How Shoppers are Approaching Trips to the Store

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Health and Wellness Products Are Leading Growth One of the most exciting aspects of the health and wellness industry is that we collectively enact change every day. Retailers stock innovative products that meet the needs and goals of pioneering shoppers—all before the rest of the mainstream market catches up. The only way to stay relevant … Read more The Pursuit of Wellness: How Shoppers are Approaching Trips to the Store

Mood Support Trends: Vitamins and Supplements Offer Solutions to Boost Mental Health

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Adaptogens, Cognitive Support, and CBD Lead VMS Growth For a trend to emerge, several factors must come together. What’s happening right now in vitamins and supplements (VMS) is the result of years of evolving shopper attitudes meeting pandemic-era needs. For many shoppers, day-to-day life doesn’t look like it did a year ago, much less two … Read more Mood Support Trends: Vitamins and Supplements Offer Solutions to Boost Mental Health

CPG Product Innovation Begins in the Natural and Amazon Channels

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3 Questions Omni-Intelligence Data Can Answer CPG product innovation is at the heart of a successful brand. Without it, your brand gets left behind as consumers seek out products that meet their current needs. Consumer tastes change, trends rise and fall, and other brands change the game. You want your brand to stay relevant. That … Read more CPG Product Innovation Begins in the Natural and Amazon Channels

NGA Show 2022 Recap: Which Wellness Trends Are Driving Innovation?

Emerging Trends Indie Retailers Should Know SPINS recently attended The NGA Show, a gathering of independent retailers, wholesalers, food retail industry executives, CPG manufacturers, and service providers. In addition to meeting with some of the best and most exciting minds in the industry, we had the privilege of hosting a breakfast where we discussed the … Read more NGA Show 2022 Recap: Which Wellness Trends Are Driving Innovation?

SPINS Acquires Product Intelligence Innovator Pinto; Doubles-Down as Product Intelligence is Set to Transform Innovation, Merchandising, and Consumer Experiences

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Combining SPINS’ industry leading Product Intelligence scale with Pinto’s Product Intelligence Technology is a game changer for brands and retailers Product Intelligence deconstructs on-and-off-label information, translates the data into a common industry language and outputs relevant insights in the form of clear product attributes well recognized by shoppers  Acquisition launches collaborative product content platform for … Read more SPINS Acquires Product Intelligence Innovator Pinto; Doubles-Down as Product Intelligence is Set to Transform Innovation, Merchandising, and Consumer Experiences