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Bite to Treat: Building the Best Between-Meal Snack Menu

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Driven by a need for nourishment, distraction and other factors,1 in recent years, snacking has become somewhat of a national pastime.

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Topics: Snacking, Noncommercial, Promotions, Salads, Side Dishes, Beverage, Business & Industry, Commercial, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Beverages, Appetizers/Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snack, Better-for-You, Bars, Single-Serve, Grab-and-Go, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Consumer, Menu Strategy, Sustainability, Food & Beverage, Packaging, Sales & Profitability, Brownies, Drive-Thru, Dessert Pizza, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Branded Ingredients, Consumer Behavior, Value, Indulgence, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Dips/Spreads/Sauces, Sandwiches/Burgers, Prepackaged, Design, Functional, Healthful, Sweet, Breads/Muffins/Pastries, Fresh

Foodservice Wake-Up Call: Cereal Struggles to Bowl over Consumers

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Soggy sales are putting a damper on the cereal market, sinking business for some major brands. The popularity of this once-perennial staple has been declining for years as consumer preferences have shifted to better-for-you and grab-and-go breakfast options.

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Topics: Breakfast, Better-for-You, Breakfast Biscuits, Bars, belVita Breakfast Biscuits, OREO, Foodservice Industry, Retail

Mom Knows Best: Millennial Mom Snack Trends Set the Table for Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Millennial mania is typically associated with the trend-setting youth market, but now millennial moms, all grown-up and responsible, are taking a star turn on the snacking scene. Having given birth to a feast of foodservice trends, from the better-for-you, clean label and farm-to-table movements to the grab-and-go craze and eclectic flavor fusions, millennials are now having kids and shaping the next generation of snackers.

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Topics: Millennials, Marketing & Communications, Snack, Better-for-You, Bars, Health & Wellness

Sis-Boom-Snack: Cheering On the Consumer Segments Driving Snack Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

America is the land of the free and the home of the snackers, where snacking has undergone such explosive growth that nearly half the country consumes two to three snacks daily.1 According to research from NPD Group, millennials and baby boomers snacked a combined total of 173.5 billion times in 2015 alone.1

With such a spectacular, ooh-and-ahh-worthy display of consumption, it makes sense for foodservice operators to explore the consumer segments that have made snacking so prevalent it has started to replace traditional meals, as shown by the steady rise of on-the-go breakfast bars.1 SmartBrief reports that snack bar sales skyrocketed nearly 50% between 2014 and 2016, helping to give rise to the trend of high-protein meat- or seed-based snack sticks—part of the larger trend of portable foods with better-for-you appeal.2

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Topics: Millennials, Snack, Baby Boomers, Better-for-You, Breakfast Biscuits, Bars, Consumer

Thin Wins: Thin Snacking Trends, Fat Profits

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM
Thin is in when it comes to millennial snack preferences, and snack manufacturers are enjoying sweet success as they position products as thin to ride the wave of wellness foodservice trends. Driven by growing demand for snacks that combine on-the-go convenience, low-calorie nutrition and satisfying flavor, the rebranding of staples and classics as thin encompasses everything from cookies to crackers to chocolate bars.
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Topics: Millennials, Better-for-You, Bars, Crackers, Flavors & Ingredients, Food & Beverage, Packaging, snacks

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