Trends & Research

Stay ahead with the latest trends and research from SPINS' team of Natural Insights experts
SPINS Trendwatch- Exploring E-commerce

TrendWatch: Exploring E-Commerce

September 14, 2017

SPINS’ Consumer Insights data explores how e-commerce is disrupting the retail industry, providing brands and retailers alike with insights into … Read moreTrendWatch: Exploring E-Commerce

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SPINSights: Protein

September 11, 2017

SPINS data shows that protein-packed items are selling fast at retail outlets, but what exactly do shoppers look for on … Read moreSPINSights: Protein

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TrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

August 29, 2017

Dive deep into the snacking segment with SPINS to see what’s hot in the summer of ’17. Here we use … Read moreTrendWatch: Snacking in Summer of ’17

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Natural Pet Products

July 18, 2017

With proprietary product attribution and data from two proprietary retail channels (Natural and Specialty Gourmet), SPINS data dives deeper into … Read moreNatural Pet Products

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

April 26, 2017

Every day is Earth Day for a growing base of consumers, who are aligning their social values with their purchasing … Read moreSPINS Webinar: How Animal Welfare and Responsible Farming Impact Consumer Purchasing

SPINS Trend watch 2017 Expo West Recap

Expo West 2017 Recap

April 21, 2017

Access SPINS’ full coverage of Expo West 2017! Our Expo West webinar gave you a taste of the trends. Now … Read moreExpo West 2017 Recap

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SPINS Webinar: Animal Welfare & Responsible Farming

April 11, 2017

Everyday is Earth Day for a growing base of consumers, who are aligning their social values with their purchasing decisions. … Read moreSPINS Webinar: Animal Welfare & Responsible Farming

SPINS 2017 Expo West Recap

SPINS Recaps the Show: Expo West 2017

April 7, 2017

Did you catch everything at Expo West? Covering every corner of the biggest food show in North America is challenging, … Read moreSPINS Recaps the Show: Expo West 2017

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Winter Fancy Food Show Recap

February 23, 2017

Sharpen those trendspotting skills before Expo West with a walk through the Winter Fancy Food Show with SPINS! Our team’s … Read moreWinter Fancy Food Show Recap

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2017 Trend Predictions

December 20, 2016

  From macro trends to micro nutrients, from third-party certifications to regulatory updates, SPINS’ Product Library team has an eye … Read more2017 Trend Predictions

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Certified Organic Products

November 11, 2016

Certified Organic items (with 95-100% organic content) grew 10.8% cross-channel across all categories of the SPINS’ Product Library – especially … Read moreCertified Organic Products

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Expo East 2016 Recap

October 30, 2016

Bigger and better than ever, Natural Products Expo East gave SPINS plenty to chew on in terms of innovative ideas … Read moreExpo East 2016 Recap

SPINS trend watch - the evolution of snacking

The Evolution of Snacking

October 15, 2016

As a $72 billion segment in the US with 2.5% sales growth in the last year, snacks outpace the rate … Read moreThe Evolution of Snacking

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The Healthy & Natural Show Recap

October 3, 2016

In addition to a trade show hall replete with new product launches and exciting local and national brands, the first … Read moreThe Healthy & Natural Show Recap

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October is Non-GMO Month

October 3, 2016

The Natural and Organic industry promotes ideologies and practices that hearken back to the days of yore – heirloom varieties, … Read moreOctober is Non-GMO Month

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Plant-Based Nutrition

October 3, 2016

Plant-based nutrition is a key pillar of the natural and organic industry. Mismanagement of the food system, namely livestock agriculture, … Read morePlant-Based Nutrition

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Specialty Sings at the Summer Fancy Food Show

August 4, 2016

Kathryn Shear, operations lead on the SPINS Product Library team, recently attended this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show® hosted by … Read moreSpecialty Sings at the Summer Fancy Food Show


What’s Driving Growth in Tea?

June 18, 2016

Tea, in both ready-to-drink (RTD) and brew-it-yourself formats, has grown to a $4.8 billion annual market across channels, surpassing the … Read moreWhat’s Driving Growth in Tea?

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Fun Foods, Functional Ingredients

June 17, 2016

Here’s some good news for your sweet tooth: certain ingredients once at home in the supplement section are taking up … Read moreFun Foods, Functional Ingredients

No Small Feat: How a Local Food Conference Drives Big Change

April 21, 2016

SPINS finds inspiration all over the country in artisanal makers, culinary champions, and food activists, but it’s a special treat … Read moreNo Small Feat: How a Local Food Conference Drives Big Change

SPINS trend watch - Expo west 2016 review

Expo West 2016 Recap

March 30, 2016

The lines that once connected certain attributes to a few categories are fading fast. Trends converge to become more than … Read moreExpo West 2016 Recap

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Trendwatch: Whole Grains

February 14, 2016

Many studies have shown the health benefits of whole grains, but grain labels often lack clear guidance on whole grain … Read moreTrendwatch: Whole Grains

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SPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

January 15, 2016

SPINS’ Content Development team reflects on the industry to address broader industry trends as well as areas ripe for innovation. … Read moreSPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

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Expo East 2015 Recap

September 30, 2015

Expo East was evidence that the pulse of the natural industry continues to stay true to its innate core. SPINS’ … Read moreExpo East 2015 Recap

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Trendwatch: Grain Free

July 30, 2015

It’s been nearly a decade since the gluten free trend hit its stride and a growing number of consumers began … Read moreTrendwatch: Grain Free

SPINS 2015 Expo West Trend watch

Expo West 2015 Recap

March 30, 2015

Though innovation was plentiful at Expo West, our team was encouraged to find that it’s not just about the latest … Read moreExpo West 2015 Recap

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Trendwatch: Paleo

March 30, 2015

The concept of getting back to our roots has been a core element of diet trends over the past couple … Read moreTrendwatch: Paleo

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Trendwatch: Natural Retailers

February 14, 2015

It’s hard to believe that not long ago, our industry was supported entirely by a handful of small, innovative retailers. … Read moreTrendwatch: Natural Retailers