Just released! SPINS Top Ten Trend Predictions - Get a sneak peak into the trends, innovations, and products that will be debuting, dominating, and disrupting the Natural Foods category in 2019. Want to learn more? Get expanded insight direct from SPINS' Natural Insights experts at our live event!
SPINS is a passionate advocate of brands and retailers that promote healthy living. As the leading provider of retail analytics, consumer insights, and consulting for the Natural, Organic, and Specialty Products Industry, they help companies navigate this high-growth marketplace to connect consumers with brands that they need and love. Don't miss this opportunity as they share their expert analysis who and what will be influencing the market and tastemakers this year!
This conversation will include insights from...
Jessica Hochman, Spins' Natural Insights & Innovation Research Manager
As Natural Insights and Innovation Research Manager at SPINS, Jessica Hochman helps to inform SPINS’ diverse clients and partners on trends within the context of broad natural industry perspective. With 10 years’ experience in natural and specialty foods, including marketing and community outreach in natural retail as well as organic produce distribution, she now serves as the primary steward of SPINS’ natural insights and publications.
Molly Hjelm, Spins' Vice President of Marketing
As VP of Marketing at SPINS, Molly Hjelm leads a team of dieticians, analysts, and health and wellness experts responsible for blending SPINS’ proprietary data on the Natural retail landscape with its unique expertise in the evolution of consumer needs and ways of eating. As a thought leader, she speaks most frequently to retailers, investors and manufacturers about anticipating shopper health trends, paving the way for innovation and personalization. Hjelm comes to SPINS with a firm grounding in retail big data and its applications for customer understanding, retailer and vendor collaboration, merchandizing, and media. Former roles include Omni Channel Media Director for IRI, and positions in media and brand consulting at Kroger’s in-house analytics firm, 84.51° and dunnhumbyUSA.
Brent Coons, SPINS’ Director of Natural Insights
As Director of Natural Insights at SPINS, Brent Coons specializes in Natural product innovation and consumer trends with a focus on retailer client support. Bringing 20+ years of experience in the Natural Products Industry, starting at Independent Natural retailers, then Whole Foods Market before coming to SPINS in 2005, where he has since led Product Library development and now Natural insights.
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