Affordable Popcorn Popper

Cretors and Co., a designer and manufacturer of food processing and concession equipment for 129 years, has announced the new Apprentice popcorn popper, Cretors’ most affordable popper. The Apprentice has an economical price and no-frills design, as well as the quality construction that Cretors is known for. Its frame is stainless steel and welded for

Poppable Peanuts

One of Mexico’s favorite snacks is now available to customers in the U.S. Backed by a 50-year history of quality and service, Samurai Peanuts by Tuty are now being offered to c-stores, grocers and distributors. With a variety of traditional flavors, textures and convenient package sizes, Samurai Peanuts fit into any c-store or grocery retail

Salty Snacks Still Satisfy

Americans’ propensity for snacking hasn’t wavered, according to new research, and understanding trends can boost store sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. A convenience store’s strategy to boost salty snack sales can be bolstered by understanding the growing body of research examining consumers and their snacking habits, then making adjustments to accommodate customers’ buying habits.

Tuscan-Inspired Chips

Pasta Chips is the very first company to recreate the traditional baked pasta from Italy into a snack food.  Pasta Chips are made with the same semolina flour, ancient grains, and Italian herbs that were celebrated over 800 years ago. The Tuscan-inspired chip is married with different seasonings based on regional Italian favorites that are steeped

Pizza Chips

Combining the flavor of pizza with the crunch of a light and crispy chip, new Totino’s Pizza Chips from General Mills Convenience & Foodservice help convenience stores capitalize on the popularity of pizza today. Available in two popular pizza flavors, Pepperoni and Cheese, each 1.25-ounce package has a suggested retail price of $1.49. Bringing a

Snack Foods Consumed At Main Meals To Increase

Blurred lines between meal and snack foods to drive growth, says NPD Group. U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group, a

Brand Refresh

Meat snacks mainstay World Kitchens recently completed a brand refresh, overhauling its logo, package design and size options. But don’t worry, the brand principles remain steadfast: providing retail customers and consumers with high-quality, expertly flavored meat snacks at attractive prices. The entire product line is made from the finest ingredients, is competitively priced and appeals

Gluten-Free Granola

Nana’s Nola introduces grab-and-go gluten-free granola, offering consumers and Celiac’s a healthy snack that packs a powerhouse of multiple organic whole grains, all natural organic sweeteners, and two grams of both protein and fiber. Nana’s Nola contains no soy, artificial additives or preservatives. Nana’s Nola is off to a roaring start as bags of Nana’s

Innovative Product Nominee

GIANTS Snacks Inc. is one of the proud nominees for the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Award. The company attended Chicago’s Sweets & Snacks Expo in May and received the nomination for its newest Sunflower Seed flavor, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. GIANTS Snacks Inc. has partnered with Huy Fung Foods to bring you the Original

All-Natural Coconut Chips

BARE, creators of delicious “Snacks Gone Simple,” announced two new varieties of All-Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips: Sea Salt Caramel and Chocolate Bliss. Crafted from sweet and fragrant Nam Hom coconuts grown exclusively in Thailand’s Central Plains, the new All-Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips are toasted to perfection, and lightly flavored to satisfy sweet cravings with a

Dried Fruit

Stoneridge Orchards, dried fruit experts and the consumer brand of Royal Ridge Fruits, have introduced a wide variety of new products, ranging from dried fruits lightly dipped in rich, premium dark chocolate or smooth and creamy Greek yogurt, to the company’s signature Montmorency Tart Cherries, exclusively flavored with all-natural Tajin, the top seasoning blend sold

“Hangry Moments” Campaign

Jack Link’s has debuted its new national brand campaign, “Hangry Moments,” which brings to life how “hangry” feelings demand protein-packed Jack Link’s Jerky. In each spot, the lead character’s intense hunger comes in the form of a wild animal—a wolf, puma and eagle—that literally emerges from his or her stomach, personifying the “hangry” feelings that

Snacks Remain A Mainstay

Salty snacks again are grabbing a lion’s share of c-store snack sales, but healthier offerings are making noise. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Convenience stores represent five times their fair share when it comes to grab-and-go snacking occasions, beating out grocery stores and even discount stores, according to a 2013 study by market research firm

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Bars

Protein products company Forward Foods LLC, the maker of the award-winning Detour bar, has introduced a new line of natural, gluten-free, whole grain oatmeal bars. The new SMART bars come in three delicious fruit flavors and mark the company’s entry into the natural foods category. The new Detour SMART bars are independently certified by the

Quick Chek To Offer The Perfect SNAQUE

The single-serve line caters to health-conscious customers. The Perfect SNAQUE, a leader in the healthy, whole sprouted food snacking trend, announced that its new single-serve line is available for purchase at Quick Chek, which operates 130 locations in the New York and New Jersey region. The convenience chain will specifically carry the ready-to-eat Coconut Almond

Protein To Go

Big John’s pickled eggs are the perfect on-the-go protein snack,  appealing to breakfast patrons, pickled-snack consumers, egg lovers and healthy snack buyers. These shelf-stable, individually-wrapped pickled eggs are easy to merchandise in various areas of the convenience store for maximum impact. Big John’s pickled eggs are brought to you by Red Smith Foods, a pickled

New Line Extensions

KIND has introduced two new flavors to its KIND Nuts & Spices line: Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond and Caramel Almond & Sea Salt. These seemingly indulgent flavors expand the line to include eight flavors containing only five grams of sugar (or less)—and nothing artificial. They are further proof that you can naturally lower the sugar

Nuts For Nut Clusters

St. Louis snack food brand What-A-Ya Nuts?! cracked into the market with four great-tasting nut cluster varieties for people who want to “Snack in Sanity.” Available in savory and sweet varieties, What-A-Ya Nuts?! provides snackers with rich, yet surprisingly subtle flavors and a signature crunch. The combination of shape, texture and taste creates a unique

Bite-Sized Rice Krispies Treats

To satisfy on-the-go consumers’ cravings for variety and unique tastes when they snack, Kellogg’s adds Rice Krispies Treats Crackle Snaps to its top selling line up.  These bite-sized puffed rice crisps are blasted with marshmallow flavor and drizzled with rich fudge or creamy caramel to create two distinctive experiences. With this twist, consumers have a

Jack Link’s Acquires Unilever Meat Snack Business

“Jack Link’s mission is to be the No. 1 provider of branded meat snacks throughout the world,” says CEO of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. Jack Link’s announced Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of Unilever meat snacks, which are primarily sold under the BiFi brand (Germany, Benelux, Austria and Switzerland) and the Peperami brand

Healthy Snacking Providing New Opportunities

The sweet snacks category shows no sign of slowing down, thanks to a combination of product innovation, smaller portion sizes, enduring brand power and retailers’ recognition that it earns every inch of its shelf space. “The category is doing great,” said Wade Hollis, senior manager of category buyers for Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores.

Seeds and Nuts Bolster Healthy Snack Sales

Nuts and seeds satisfy too many of Americans’ basic needs—starting with health and convenience—for the brisk sales they are enjoying to slow down any time soon.“People are looking for healthier food,” said John Tomlinson, director of purchasing and merchandising for Duchess Shoppes, in Heath, Ohio, which operates 123 Duchess Shoppes. “That’s why they are heading

Strong Outlook for Meat Snacks

Estimates from Chicago-based Mintel Group, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey and other data, project solid growth for meat snacks all the way through at least 2015, when they should top $1.3 billion While regular-flavored meat and beef jerky products are the most popular based on usage, the research showed, teriyaki

Organic Kettle Corn Snacks

Popcorn lovers who thought their favorite snack food couldn’t get any better may just find that conclusion turned on its head after trying KettlePop. As snack foods go, popcorn is one of the healthiest, packed with antioxidants. KettlePop scours the globe for the best organic, non-GMO ingredients and works closely with farmers to ensure that

New Cereal Bars

Leveraging the huge popularity of Kellogg’s Krave Cereal, Kellogg’s introduces a deliciously different treat: Kellogg’s Krave Treat Bars. Like the cereal, Kellogg’s Krave Treat Bars are made with multi-grains and real chocolate, but take deliciousness to a new level by adding marshmallow crème to the S’mores flavor and chocolate crème to the Brownie flavor. Both

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