Stimulating Salty Snacks Sales

Convenience stores continue salting away profits by catering to Americans’ never-ending cravings for potato, corn and tortilla chips, peanuts, pretzels, popcorn, cheese snacks, crackers and many other types of indulgent snack foods. Slowly, but surely, indulgent snacks options are being pushed by healthier items. Threading the salty-but-healthy snack combination is a major key in appealing


Carving Out Meat Snack Sales

Once beefy, sales of meat snacks at convenience stores are being sliced away by customers’ declining interest in limited flavor and texture options. Dried meat snacks sales in convenience stores experienced a dramatic drop in the last two years. Dried meat snack sales jumped 11.16%, according to Information Resources Inc. (IRI), total All Scan c-store


Almond Butter Bites

Soul Sprout, a pioneer in the organic sprouted food movement, is expanding its portfolio of clean grab-and-go snacks with the addition of Almond Butter Power Bites and Almond Butter Big Bites, which debut at Natural Products Expo West March 9-12, 2017. Continuing the brand’s dedication to making great-tasting foods with simple, sprouted, plant-based ingredients, the […]

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Date & Rosemary Chicken Jerky

The New Primal, makers of the world’s healthiest, most responsibly-sourced meat snacks have introduced Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Friendly Date & Rosemary Chicken Jerky. The product debuted at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in on March 9. Like all of The New Primal’s products, the newest release is Paleo, gluten-free, Top-8 allergen friendly, and […]

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Single-Serve Muffins

Mrs. Freshley’s Single-Serve Muffins are another newcomer to the Mrs. Freshley’s line of treats. The scrumptious, full-sized muffins come in the timeless flavors of Blueberry, Chocolate Chip and Banana Nut, and are soon to be making mornings sweeter for everyone. Mrs. Freshley’s Muffins are now available in vending and convenience stores, coming in six packs […]

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Better-For-You Popcorn

SkinnyPop’s has introduced new innovations: SkinnyPop Popcorn Cakes— similar to a rice cake but made with 100% SkinnyPop Popcorn—and SkinnyPop Microwave Popcorn. Not only are these delicious new products, but they also mark SkinnyPop’s first venture at taking its “no artificial ingredients” promise into new categories. SkinnyPop Popcorn Cakes and Popcorn Mini Cakes are gluten free, […]

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Alternative Protein Bites

Yves Veggie Cuisine has introduced two new products: Falafel Balls and Kale & Quinoa Bites. Both offer a plant-based protein alternative. Falafel Balls are Middle-Eastern bites made with chickpeas, onions, carrots and a mix of herbs and spices. The bites are ready to enjoy on their own or in a sandwich. Kale & Quinoa Bites […]

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Cake With a Crunch

Finally it’s possible to have your cake and crunch it, too! Mrs. Freshley’s new Cake Crisps introduce a crisp that delivers all the sweetness of cake and the crunch of a chip. Mrs. Freshley’s Cake Crisps are available in two flavors, Chocolate and Vanilla, and come in two-ounce bags, six within a box and six boxes per […]

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Frozen Treats

Hostess Brands LLC is now collaborating with Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Co. to launch Hostess Frozen Novelties and Ice Cream, giving fans a new way to indulge in their favorite treats. The parties have entered a license agreement through which Nestle will manufacture and distribute the new products under the Hostess brands. Inspired by Hostess […]

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Jack Link’s Brings Back Workin’ Out With Sasquatch

Introduces meaty campaign. Jack Link’s is bringing Workin’ Out With Sasquatch back, and it’s taller than ever. After powering football players Clay Matthews and Odell Beckham Jr. into the playoffs, Sasquatch thought it was time he gave a professional tall athlete the chance to develop that same meaty physique in a fully integrated marketing campaign.


Flavored Pistachios

GIANT Snacks is introducing two new flavored pistachio options. Dill Pickle Pistachios and Salty Sweet Pistachios are available now. Combining the great flavor profiles of Dill Pickle (4.5 ounce) and Sea Salt & Sugar (five ounce) give you two unique and mouth watering snacks. Available in eight-count boxes or 48-count shipper displays. For More Information […]

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Ready-to-Eat Popcorn

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn and Cosmos Creations have joined forces to bring fun, unique popcorn flavors to consumers. The four new ready-to-eat popcorn varieties – Sea Salted Caramel, Confetti Cake, Belgian Waffle and Snickerdoodle – were showcased at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco last month. The four new, unique ready-to-eat popcorn flavors […]

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Protein-Packed Bars

Premier Protein has launched a new line of protein bars with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. The new 30g protein bars join Premier Protein’s existing lineup of shakes, bars and powders, and are packed with protein, not with sugar or calories (more calories from protein than sugar), providing consumers with sustained energy to help […]

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Chips That Reduce Waste

Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips Inc. launched a new product this year at the PA Farm Show with a direct tie to farmers. The new brand is called “Uglies,” and its goal is to help reduce food waste and save everyone money. Nevin Dieffenbach, the owner and CEO said, “This new brand is using potatoes that farmers […]

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Bold Snackable Crips

Everyone knows that Pringles majors in flavor, and now, the snackable crisps are introducing a bold, new line-up – Pringles LOUD. The crunchy corn, grain and veggie-based crisps are layered with flavor, and available in five varieties. The five flavors include Fiery Chili Lime, Mighty Margherita Pizza, Salsa Fiesta, Spicy Queso and Super Cheesy Italian. […]

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Strawberry Apple Chia Bar

Pressed by KIND Strawberry Apple Chia is the newest edition to the Pressed by KIND family. Like all Pressed by KIND bars, this flavor has no added sugar, contains two full servings of fruit and is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. This flavor started shipping to retailers nationwide in November 2016. Strawberry is the most popular […]

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Chocolate Party Cakes

Bimbo Bakeries USA is launching Chocolate Party Cakes, a new extension to its popular Entenmann’s Little Bites line. Guaranteed to pack a portable party on the go, the new Entenmann’s Little Bites Chocolate Party Cakes were developed as part of the brand’s dedication to deliver scrumptious seasonal snacks. Overflowing with flavor to treat the taste […]

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Drinkable Yogurt

siggi’s is introducing single-serve, whole-milk, drinkable yogurt to its expanding portfolio. Crafted with only five simple ingredients, siggi’s whole-milk drinkable yogurt is available in three flavors: Vanilla, Strawberry and Blueberry. Perfect for enjoying on the go, for breakfast or at snack time, siggi’s drinkable yogurts are a satisfying and creamy, perfectly-portioned, resealable option. The new […]

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Salt and Vinegar Chips

Sensible Portions is introducing Garden Veggie Chips in Salt & Vinegar. This stackable new chip flavor from Sensible Portions is made with potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and beets. The chips are made with non-GMO ingredients, gluten-free, cholesterol free and contain no artificial flavors or preservatives and no added MSG. The chips are launching first […]

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Grab-n-Go Snack Packs

Yumami Food Co. is shaking up the healthy snack category with its new line of Go-Dip snacks that offer American-grown, bean-based dips paired with nori rice chips popped in Brooklyn, N.Y. Launching first in over 30 Whole Foods Market stores in the Northeast as well as Cibo Express locations in the three New York metro […]

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Oat-Based Snacks Set to Grow

Healthy food demand spurs oat-based snack sales. The global oat-based snacks market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 4% during the forecast period, 2017-2021, according to a report by Technavio. By product type, this market is divided into bakery and bars, and savory snacks segments. With increasing shift towards healthy eating


Snacks Get Healthy with Alternative Ingredients

Sales of alternative ingredient snacks in 2017 are forecast to rise to $1.2 billion. The U.S. snack food industry is arguably stronger than ever. Sales of salty favorites—including potato chips, pretzels and popcorn—and portable meat products—such as jerky—have mostly displayed growth potential or at least remained steady over the past five years. The snack industry


Separate from the Herd

Sell some excitement by offering Jerky, Snack Sticks and Summer Sausages in Elk, Buffalo, Venison and Wild Boar varieties. Pearson Ranch Elk & Buffalo Jerky introduces new shippers in 2017. These easy to assemble prefilled shippers can be shipped direct to store and are a bright and colorful showcase for exciting and flavorful meat snacks. […]

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Garden Veggie Chips

Sensible Portions has introduced Garden Veggie Chips in Mini Heart Shapes. These sea-salt flavored snacks are made with no artificial preservatives or fillers, non-GMO ingredients and are gluten-free. The snacks contain 30% less fat than the leading po…


Limited-Edition Donuts

Mrs. Freshley’s is ringing in the New Year with delicious limited-edition Mini Donuts, available now until June 2017. Frosted Strawberry Mini Donuts consist of strawberry- flavored cake donuts coated in chocolate. They are available in 3.3-ounce, six-count, single-serve packs with an estimated retail price of $1.29 – $1.79. There are 72 packs per case. Salted […]

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