SNACKS

Snacking Presents New Ways To Drive Traffic and Sales

Today a wider range of foods—and beverages—are now viewed as snacks, according to a report by Technomic. Snack consumption is on the rise, as half of today’s consumers (51%) say that they eat snacks at least twice a day, an increase from the 48% who said the same in 2012. And about a third of

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Unique Nuts

Ricky’s Lucky Nuts offers crystal-coated, flavor-packed, peanut-crunchy goodness. These all-natural snack peanuts come in 1.75-ounce bags and are GMO-free and made in the USA. A healthy, everyday, grab-and-go snack, the peanuts come in a variety of sweet, savory and spicy flavors, including Spicy Chile Chipotle, Black Pepper & Sea Salt, Real Coffee, Thai Red Curry

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New Blueberry Biscuits Procedure

Krispy Krunchy has announced a new procedure for its Blueberry Biscuits. This includes a change in the topping, from vanilla icing to its amazing honey butter. This will give the product an overall better taste, along with increased moisture and shelf life. To familiarize yourself with the new process, view the instructions below. Discard your

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Better-For-You Pretzel Crisps

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps has introduced two new flavorful additions and a new product line to its better-for-you snack offerings. Expanding the popular Deli Style line of Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps are HONEY MUSTARD & ONION and SEA SALT & CRACKED PEPPER, two versatile options that, like all Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, are perfect for

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Whole Grain Snack

Mondelez International Inc. has announced that Wheat Thins Popped is hitting retailers nationwide beginning this March 2014 for a suggested retail price of $3.69. Wheat Thins Popped will boast the same great taste as Original Wheat Thins and will be the first popped whole grain snack with wheat as the first ingredient. With less than

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Jack Link’s To Acquire Unilever Meat Snack Business

Sale is set to close at the end of March. Jack Link’s has announced plans to purchase Unilever’s meat snacks business, primarily sold under the BiFi brand (Germany, Benelux, Austria and Switzerland) and the Peperami brand (UK and Ireland). The sale is expected to close by the end of March. Terms of the deal were

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KIND Sues Clif Bar For Alleged Trademark Infringement

Lawsuit is focused on redesigned Clif MOJO bars that KIND says mimic KIND’s distinctive look. Late last week, KIND filed a lawsuit against Clif Bar in federal court in Manhattan seeking to prevent Clif from releasing its Clif MOJO snack bars in packaging, which mimics the unique and distinctive packaging of KIND bars. In addition

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Better-for-You Trend Drives Double-Digit Growth of Snack Bars

“Snack bars meet the needs of today’s on-the-go consumer who is looking for a convenient, nutritious snack or meal replacement,” says vice president, NPD SupplyTrack. Convenient, portable, and often better-for-you, snack bars’ broad appeal as a snack or meal replacement has made this compact edible a double-digit growth category across foodservice channels, reported The NPD

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Bacon & Cheddar Crinkle Fries

Inventure Foods Inc. has expanded its licensed Nathan’s Famous snack food line with the addition of Bacon & Cheddar Crunchy Crinkle Fries. The new flavor is currently available in vending, convenience and grocery stores nationwide in 1.125, 2.0 and 3.5-ounce bags with a suggested retail price of $1–$2.49 per package. Bacon & Cheddar Crunchy Crinkle

Nielsen Reports On Consumers’ Super Bowl Snacking Plans

Super Bowl XLVIII sees customers returning to beer, pizza and wings and away from the veggie platters of last year. Last year, Americans tried to go healthy when planning Super Bowl snacks with vegetable platters, water and healthy alternatives to chips such as granola and trail mix. This Super Bowl sees a return to traditional

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BIGS Sunflower Seeds Announces New Promotion

BIGS Sunflower seeds and Jay Mohr Sports, the Premiere Networks/FOX Sports Radio nationally syndicated radio program, have joined together to create an advertising and promotional partnership intended to remind sports fans that “Everything’s Better with BIGS.” The campaign, which includes live reads, 60-second advertisements and social media contests, kicks off Jan. 27-31, 2014 when BIGS

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Opportunities Abound in Meat Snacks

Mintel forecasts sales will top $1.3 billion by the end of 2015. By John Lofstock, Editor Estimates from Chicago-based Mintel Group, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey and other data, project solid growth for meaty snacks all the way through at least 2015, when they should top $1.3 billion. The research

Pilot Flying J Adds Big Papa Dill Pickle Popcorn

The addition marks the first national listing for the product.   Pilot Flying J Travel Centers have made Big Papa Dill Pickle Popcorn a permanent snack item in all 500+ locations across the U.S. This marks the first national listing for the unique new popcorn flavor that was launched by Van Holten’s Pickles in June

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Carl Buddig & Co., Old Wisconsin Sponsor Chicago Blackhawks

Hometown brands celebrate family traditions with the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks. As the Chicago Blackhawks hockey season gets into full swing, Carl Buddig & Co., the maker of popular Buddig lunchmeats and Old Wisconsin sausage and meat snack products, are sponsoring the defending Stanley Cup champion team and hometown NHL favorite for the 2013-14

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Enhancing Meat Snack Sales

As customers continue to crave variety and new taste profiles, meat snacks manufacturers are staying on their toes, and providing c-stores with a range of new options to keep shoppers coming back for more. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. When Americans want to snack, nothing holds them back. Time constraints paired with consumer demand for

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Handcrafted Beef Jerky

Jack Link’s has introduced a new product line that celebrates the brand’s rich heritage — Jack Link’s Small Batch, Handcrafted Beef Jerky. Following original family recipes, Jack Link’s new Small Batch, Handcrafted Beef Jerky is made with thick slices of premium beef and is available in three flavors: Original No. 11; Peppered No. 15; and

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All-Natural Apple Chips

Bare is a line of good-for-you snacks made simply from nature with 100% from natural ingredients. Crunchy Chile Lime Apple Chips and Crunchy Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips have only 50 calories of deliciousness per serving—perfect for lunchtime snacks. Bare’s line of All-Natural Apple Chips have no saturated or trans fat, added sugar or sodium.

Snack Sales On the Rise As Energy Sales Slow

As salty snacks raise the bar and carbonated soft drinks recover sales growth, the energy and beer categories are losing momentum, according to a recent Wells Fargo Securities report. The carbonated soft drinks (CSD) category (excluding energy drinks) has seen sales growth recover slightly following two months of flat growth, according to Nielsen data for

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Soft-Baked Mini Cookies

General Mills is bringing a soft-texture cookie from a consumer-loved brand for placement in the pegged cookie set. Cookies, represent $576 million in sales, according to Total U.S. Convenience All Scan-IRI for the 52 Weeks Ended Jan. 27, 2013. Now retailers have an opportunity to boost sales by satisfying consumer demand for an indulgent snack.

7-Eleven Offers Gourmet, Better-for-You Snacks

Dry roasted edamame, organic trail mix, veggie chips and premium nut blends greet customers. 7-Eleven has studied dining trends* that show consumers are snacking more often than ever. Long counted on by customers for a convenient snack or a drink, 7-Eleven stores now offer a broader assortment that reflects consumer desires for snacks made with

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Spice Up Snack Time

Mars has introduced new COMBOS Baked Snacks 7 Layer Dip Tortilla, which packs big flavors in a small bite. This new offering from COMBOS Baked Snacks combines the robust flavors of cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado, tomato, refried beans, onion and spicy jalapeño peppers. Seven-layer dip has been a long-time party food favorite, and COMBOS

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Hardwood-Smoked Snack Sticks

Old Wisconsin introduces a tasty new line up of Snack Stick products—smoked slowly over a real hardwood fire and available in a variety of sizes and flavors. Perfect for almost all snack occasions, Old Wisconsin’s Snack Stick products feature a unique blend of natural spices and real hardwood-smoked flavor. Building on the strength of Old

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Nacho Cabinets

C. Cretors and Co. introduces the Nacho Alto and Nacho Pequeno nacho cabinets for use in concessions stands, convenience stores, stadiums and theaters. Both cabinets keep product fresh while being easy to clean and easy to maintain. They feature corrosion-resistant frames, a heated deck, interior lighting, non-skid rubber feet, and tempered safety glass that prevents

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7-Eleven’s Summer of Snacking

Retailer responds to snackers’ needs with new bites, treats and deals. 7-Eleven Inc. continues to answer consumers’ 24-hour need for small-portioned foods, snacks and mini-meals with an evolving menu of bits, bites and snacks—all at a sweet price. The newest hot snacks to join the mini-meal scene at 7-Eleven stores are Corn Dog Bites, Mozzarella

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C-Stores Top Source For Grab-and-Go Snacks

NPD Group reports c-stores beat out grocery stores and discount stores as a grab-and-go snack destination. Every day 28 million people in the U.S. eat a grab-and-go snack, accounting for billions of eatings each year. These buy-and-eat-within-an-hour snacks are 50% more likely to be eaten while traveling or in a car, which make convenience stores

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