Snack Pellets Market Growth

Snack Pellets Market is one of the fastest growing segments in the snack market. According to a recent report published by MarketsandMarkets, the Snack Pellets Market is expected to experience substantial growth within the next five years. The report, Snack Pellets Market by Type (Potato, Corn, Rice, Tapioca, Multigrain), Form (Laminated, Tridimensional, Die-face, Gelatinized), Equipment (Twin Screw Extruder,


Protein Bites

Inspired by the growing demand for quick, wholesome snack options, thinkThin has shrunk down its nutritious and delicious protein bars to create its latest mini-innovation, the thinkThin Protein Bites and thinkThin Protein Nut Bites. Building on the success of thinkThin protein bars, the new bites are the first time a leading energy bar brand has […]

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Functional Protein Chips

Inventure Foods’ Boulder Canyon Foods brand has launched its first functional food snack chip, called Protein Crisps. Featuring 10 grams of protein and a generous 47 chips per serving, Boulder Canyon Protein Crisps will be available in two varieties – Dark Chocolate and Asiago Cheese. The protein-rich chips are available in three-ounce packages at select […]

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How To Elevate Consumer Snacking Experiences

A new report from the IDDBA identifies key strategies for food retailers to appeal to the snacking consumer. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) latest original research, Snacking Opportunities: Building Better Snacks, has been released.  The report, developed in conjunction with The Hartman Group, identifies key ways food retailers can elevate snacking experiences across bakery, dairy, deli,

How Market Trends Are Impacting Snacking

Competition is high in the savory snacks department. Replacing meals with snacks is one of the major trends in the current snack industry, according to Global Savory Snacks Market 2015-2019 research report. A large target audience market trend is breakfast skippers. Another trend in the market is an increasing consumption of snacks for social gatherings and celebrations.

Chocolaty Fruit

Zola has introduced a new product line: Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit. This new product launch expands Zola’s portfolio beyond beverages into healthy snacks and reinforces the company’s ability to develop great tasting better-for-you products in multiple categories. Zola Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit is a combination of indulgent dark chocolate and tropical fruit from […]

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Apple Chips

World Finer Foods has added ThreeWorks Apple Chips to the Company’s comprehensive assortment of award winning products. ThreeWorks Apple Chips are born right on the tree, picked, sliced, dehydried (it’s a company secret), naturally flavored and popped into fun portable canister packages. This innovative production process maintains the natural apple flavor and creates a unique […]

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Mini Sweets

Rich Products Corp. has  created a lineup of “mini-hybrid” treats that possess many of the qualities consumers want most from their sweet goods. For this inventive dessert project Rich’s focused on three larger consumer preferences – mini desserts, hybrid desserts and natural/no-artificial-ingredient desserts. The company then combined the best elements from each of the concepts […]

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Ultimate Nutrition Bar

ViSalus has introduced the Nutra-Bar – a delicious and nutritious snack product designed to support any healthy lifestyle goal while adding more flavor variety and greater flexibility for on-the-go lifestyles. Nutra-Bars are the latest products available as part of ViSalus’ wholesome line of snacks, which follow its successful launch of Vi Bites in 2014, and […]

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Healthy Food Bars

Quest Bars have earned a reputation for making clean eating fun. The award-winning bars from Quest Nutrition come in 18 delicious flavors, including fan favorites Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and S’mores. Every flavor comes packed with 20+ grams of protein, plenty of fiber and no added sugar. They’re the perfect bar for […]

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All Dressed Potato Chips

The Ruffles brand has brought one of Canada’s biggest snacking successes, Ruffles All Dressed potato chips, into the hands—and mouths— of ever-eager Americans for a limited time. This elusive flavor combination leaves taste buds tingling. Ruffles All Dressed are available in the U.S. for a limited time: Sept. 14 – Dec. 7. Ruffles All Dressed […]

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Party Cake Treats

Just Born Quality Confections, maker of the iconic marshmallow PEEPS brand, has introduced PEEPS Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks, which are set to be available in spring and summer 2016 in a five-count package. These delicious vanilla cake-flavored marshmallow chicks are sprinkled with fun rainbow confetti. Customers can get the party started by sharing the […]

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Sweet & Spicy

General Mills Convenience’s new Nature Valley Sweet & Spicy Granola Bar in Chili Dark Chocolate appeals to c-store shoppers looking for a spicy-sweet flavor. The chewy granola bar is dipped in chocolate-flavored coating with dark chocolate, nuts and seeds and cayenne pepper for a spicy kick. The bar is available in a 1.24-ounce size with […]

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Gluten-Free Snack Packs

Gratify Foods, the maker of delicious certified gluten-free snacks, introduced new two-ounce snack packs at the National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Las Vegas. The newest addition to the Gratify Gluten Free portfolio will be available in convenience stores nationwide in early 2016. Marking the brand’s entry into the convenience store market, Gratify is […]

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Thanksgiving In A Chip

Boulder Canyon Foods, part of the Inventure Foods Inc., is bringing back its potato chip Thanksgiving meal with two kettle-cooked potato chip varieties inspired by the flavors of the season: Turkey & Gravy and Pumpkin Pie. Serving a satisfying Thanksgiving meal can be as easy as opening a bag of chips. The Thanksgiving meal in […]

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How To Entice Sales With Meat Snacks

Craving more protein, meat snack-hungry consumers are boosting convenience store profits. By Howard Riell, Contributing Editor protein-packed snacks, and meat snack manufacturers are responding with new and varied flavors, from gourmet to bold. To maximize sales, canny retailers are using promotions, packaging, consumer demographics and merchandising to make the most of impulse opportunities. The meat

Pretzels With A Cause

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Herr’s has partnered with the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” The company is filling store shelves with its limited edition, ribbon-shaped Whole Grain Pretzels with Flax Seed & Honey in a specially-designed pink bag in support of breast cancer awareness. For every bag sold, Herr’s […]

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Savory Nutrition Bars

Following its successful launch just over one year ago, award-winning Mediterra, the first company to introduce all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, has added two new Savory Bar flavors: Kale/Pumpkin Seed and Bell Pepper/Green Olive. With these new flavors, Mediterra now offers four truly savory bars that also include Sundried Tomato/Basil and Black […]

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Energy For Winter

CLIF Bar is unwrapping its holiday energy bar lineup. Crafted with organic ingredients by athletes and foodies in the CLIF Kitchen, all CLIF Bar seasonal flavors deliver delicious and wonderfully wintery nutrition for sustained energy. The limited-edition CLIF Bar seasonal lineup includes: Hot Chocolate, Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie. All three seasonal flavors are […]

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Churro Flavored Popcorn

Erin’s Popcorn has debuted its most decadent popcorn ever: Erin’s Churro flavored Popcorn. Erin’s Churro Popcorn is sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and is truly a “hands-on” dessert. Erin’s Churro Popcorn is made with simple ingredients and only uses premium white corn for popping crunch. The Churro Popcorn has an ethnic and on-trend bold flavor […]

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How Time of Day Influences Snack Choices

The NPD Group has found that there is a time and place for certain snacks. A recent study by The NPD Group has revealed that consumer snack preferences are determined by both time of day and location. The study found that consumers’ tastes for savory and sweet snacks are determined by the time of day, while better-for-you

China Welcomes belVita Breakfast Biscuits

Three new belVita breakfast options have been released in China. Mondelēz International has officially launched belVita breakfast biscuits in China. The launch follows belVita’s successful rollout in more than 50 markets around the world. Mondelēz International already markets in China with beloved brands such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy! and TUC. Leveraging consumer snacking trends around health and nutrition, the company

Royal Danish Pastries

Celebrate National Pastry Day Dec. 9, with coffee’s perfect partner: Schulstad pastries. Crafted in classic European tradition, these uniquely delicious Royal Danish Pastries combine 24 layers of flaky dough and high quality fillings to deliver a memorable treat patrons crave. Pre-proofed, pre-glazed and pre-filled, these pastries can go straight from freezer to oven to customer […]

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Funny Bones Returns

Drake’s Funny Bones are officially making a much anticipated return to store shelves in the Northeast. Since Drake’s Cakes came back on the market in 2013, customers have flocked to social media sites asking for the return of Funny Bones. Unaffiliated Facebook pages, such as “Bring Back Drake’s Cakes Funny Bones,” have also popped up […]

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How to Appeal to Snackers

From candy and chips to popcorn and jerky, U.S. snacking isn’t defined by one consumer trend. Still, convenience stores are positioned to capture the bulk of them. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor There are few things closer to Americans’ hearts than snacking—in all its textures and flavors. So, it’s not surprising that the snack category