From Functional Snacking to Climatarian Lifestyles: Here’s What We Know About Dietary Trends in 2021

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New Year, New Lifestyle Mindset The perennial mindset of “New year, new you, new diet” isn’t quite the same in 2021: The pandemic is still on the rise, many people are still working from home, avoiding crowded places, and trying to keep up with their kids’ virtual schooling. People might be aiming to start fresh in … Read more From Functional Snacking to Climatarian Lifestyles: Here’s What We Know About Dietary Trends in 2021

2021 Functional Ingredients Trends: Food As Medicine Becomes a Priority for Shoppers

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Functional Ingredients Become a Type of Medicine The idea that a mindful diet can improve overall health is not exactly new—especially to anyone in the natural and wellness space. Last year, COVID led more shoppers to take this approach and consider the long-term health benefits of what they eat and drink. With a strong immune … Read more 2021 Functional Ingredients Trends: Food As Medicine Becomes a Priority for Shoppers

What to Expect in 2021: 5 Themes for Natural and Wellness Trends That Will Shape the Industry

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5 Themes that Will Define Natural and Wellness Trends in 2021 As we kick off a new (and hopefully better) year, our experts will be sharing the natural and wellness trends that will drive shopper behavior in 2021. To set the stage, we’ve put together 5 major themes that we’ll be unpacking over the next several weeks. … Read more What to Expect in 2021: 5 Themes for Natural and Wellness Trends That Will Shape the Industry

Self-Care Trends: How to Appeal to Shoppers with Self-Care Products

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The Rise of Self-Care Trends During COVID-19 Staying at home for the past 9 months and wearing a mask when heading to the store seemed to have changed priorities for shoppers heading to the body care aisle. Not only are Google Search Trends for self-care up 550% since last December, items related to self-care saw … Read more Self-Care Trends: How to Appeal to Shoppers with Self-Care Products

2020’s Top Trends in Natural and Organic

Spark Change Kicks Off: An Update on the Natural and Organic Market Last week, Spark Change, a Natural Products Expo, kicked off its virtual 2020 event. To start the event off, Carlotta Mast from New Hope Network and Nick McCoy from Whipstitch Capital gave attendees an update on the state of the natural and organic industry in this very unusual year.  With COVID-19 … Read more 2020’s Top Trends in Natural and Organic

Planning for the Future: What Retail Sales Data Is Telling Us About the Rest of 2020

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Keeping up with what’s going on a daily basis and emerging trends is a lot of work, particularly in the natural food and wellness market, which has not had a slow day since the pandemic hit. Trying to look ahead and plan for the coming months as the pandemic continues and even after it begins … Read more Planning for the Future: What Retail Sales Data Is Telling Us About the Rest of 2020

3 Reasons Why Plant-Based Is Growing So Quickly

Innovation, Nutrition, New Customers: The Factors Driving Plant-Based Growth 2020 has been a big year for plant-based products. They have been outpacing all food sales during the pandemic. Shoppers new to the category have already shown a tendency to become repeat customers who will to spend extra. Plant-based sales were already on an upward trajectory prior to COVID-19, but that growth accelerated … Read more 3 Reasons Why Plant-Based Is Growing So Quickly

SPINS Monthly Review: February 2019

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The February issue of SPINS Monthly Review is here! This month’s highlights include: How do shoppers modify their baskets in January? [Infographic] Our own Andrew Henkel’s tips for getting the most out of Expo West. Everywhere you can find SPINS at Expo West and more! SPINS Monthly Review is our take on the latest in … Read more SPINS Monthly Review: February 2019

SPINS Monthly Review: January 2019

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The January issue of SPINS Monthly Review is here! This month’s highlights include:  SPINS’ 2019 Trend Predictions Our own Perteet Spencer helps unpack CBD’s explosive growth Exploring the highs and lows of supplement sales and more! SPINS Monthly Review is our take on the latest in health & wellness. Topics in this newsletter include the … Read more SPINS Monthly Review: January 2019