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Better-for-You Buzzwords: Hold the Sugarcoating

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Growing consumer demand for more wholesome and nutritious snack options has led to a vast buffet of buzzwords for better-for-you offerings. As foodservice operators scan the smorgasbord in search of trustworthy morsels of information, it makes sense to demystify better-for-you snack-speak and read between the lines of the buzzwords.

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Topics: Millennials, Snack, Better-for-You, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Non-GMO, Foodservice Industry, Health & Wellness, Packaging

Who Chew? Gummy Snack Trends Feed Big Business

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to snack trends that stick around, chewy candy is high on the list. Chewy candy not only satisfies the American consumer’s sweet tooth; it also helps satisfy foodservice operators’ appetite for sales. Though chocolate maintains the lead as a sales generator, chewy candy ate up nearly $3.3 billion in sales in the 52 weeks ending March 20, 2016, and saw a 6.5% increase in dollar sales from 2015.1

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Topics: Millennials, Sugar-Free, SOUR PATCH KIDS, Fat-Free, Flavors & Ingredients, Packaging

Coming Clean: 5 Must-Know Clean Label Facts for Foodservice

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For many foodservice operations and manufacturers, clean label is a way of wiping the slate clean–no more questionable ingredients or unhealthy additives that could raise the eyebrows of increasingly health-conscious consumers.

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Topics: Better-for-You, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Non-GMO, Fat-Free, Sustainability, Packaging

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