S’mores Any Time

Snyder’s of Hanover has introduced Sweet & Salty Pretzel Pieces S’mores. It’s the perfect snack for customers who crave the family-favorite campfire treat s’mores. The product contains Snyder’s of Hanover sourdough hard pretzels, but with so much bold flavor they had to be broken into bite-sized pretzel pieces! Taste the marshmallow and chocolate flavors in […]

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Packs of Protein

Duke’s has unveiled a new look and feel, new products and new flavors. The new Shorty three-pack, a single-serve innovation, will hit stores this spring. Focused on the healthy, protein-based snack trend, Shorty three-packs contain zero to one gram(s) of sugar per nine or 10 grams of protein. Shorty’s are crafted in small batches with […]

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Cheese Dippers

The Laughing Cow has introduced its newest innovation, Cheese Dippers, a portable, individually-portioned snack featuring The Laughing Cow’s rich, creamy cheese and crunchy breadsticks. The brand’s new offering addresses consumers’ increasingly on-the-go lifestyles and appeals to adults and children alike. Each serving provides an excellent source of calcium, delivers four grams of protein and contains […]

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Larger Gluten-Free Pretzel Crisps

Snack Factory is expanding its Gluten Free Pretzel Crisps line with the addition of new Deli Style Gluten Free Original Pretzel Crisps. Previously, all Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Gluten Free offerings were mini size, but the new Deli Style Gluten Free Original Pretzel Crisps are larger and allow for dipping, topping, pairing and sharing. The […]

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Protein-Packed Snacks

Enjoy Life Foods has launched a new portfolio of allergy-friendly, bite-size snacks. The new snacks include a line of plant-based protein-packed ProBurst Bites and smaller, snack-size versions of the company’s cookies: Soft-Baked Cookie Minis and Crunchy Cookie Minis. These new innovations are Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Project Verified and are free-from the eight most common food […]

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Marshmallow Ghostbusters Characters

In partnership with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Campfire Marshmallows has released Campfire Ghostbuster Marshmallows, just in time for the worldwide release of Ghostbusters in theaters July, 2016. The marshmallows are vanilla flavored and are shaped like the iconic Ghostbusters characters, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (White) and Slimer (Green). Campfire Ghostbusters Marshmallows are fat free, […]

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New Chip Flavors

Beanitos, the brand that turned the favorite superfood, beans, into a delicious better-for-you chips packed with fiber and protein, is adding four new offerings to its product line up. The brand is introducing its newest 100% baked chip flavors: Black & White Bean Skinny Dippers (SRP: $5.49/10-ounces) feature only 90 calories and two grams of […]

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Flavorful Snack Bars

Abbott has introduced its new Curate snack brand, which takes a culinary approach to snacking by creating unique flavor combinations that taste like they were handcrafted by a chef. Every Curate snack starts with hand-selected, real food ingredients like Mission figs, Marcona almonds, balsamic vinegar, quinoa, chia seeds and elderberry, and each bar brings these […]

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Organic Veggie Chips

Simply 7 Snacks has introduced new Organic Veggie Chips. These innovative and delicious snacks are Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free and Kosher certified. Made with organic potatoes, tomatoes and spinach, Simply7 USDA certified Organic Veggie Chips contain 39% less fat, 59% more fiber, 8% more calcium and 11% fewer calories when compared to standard potato chips. […]

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What’s Ahead For Snacking Trends?

General Mills outlines seven snacking trends for convenience store operators to watch. From natural to made-to-order, General Mills is pinpointing the hot snacking trends c-store retailers should be watching in 2016 in order to meet customer demand. The Consumer Insights team from General Mills Convenience & Foodservice, a dedicated group of researchers that uses consumer

Savory Snacks

Mondelēz International is responding to consumer demand for more wholesome savory snack options with its first new snack brand in over a decade: GOOD THiNS. The brand starts with real ingredients (like wheat, potato and rice), combines them with enticing flavors (like garlic, spinach and sweet potato) and bakes each piece thin and crispy without […]

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Butter Cakes

Prairie City Bakery’s award-winning Ooey Gooey Butter Cakes are some of the hottest snack items on the market. The mouthwatering Ooey Gooey has two decadent layers; the bottom made of yellow cake and the top layer a rich mix of cream cheese, sugar and egg. The Original, Lemon and Cinnamon flavors offer a flavor for […]

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Spring LTOs

Tastykake has introduced its limited edition spring offerings: Peach Cobbler Mini Donuts, Strawberry Mini Donuts and Lemon Kandy Kakes. The products are now available to retailers until May 21. Tastykake’s new Peach Cobbler Mini Donuts capture the taste of peach cobbler inside a peach flavored donut covered in a sweet cobbler crumble. Strawberry Mini Donuts transform strawberry flavor into a mini donut form […]

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Popular Proteins Define Snacks

Dried meat products have been around for hundreds of years, but arguably this snack offering has never been more popular, especially in the convenience store channel. C-stores account for nearly 60% of the $2.8 billion in meat snack sales across all multi-outlet venues in 2015, according to IRI. C-store meat snack sales outpaced the industry

Flavors, Textures and Cheese Lead Snack Trends in 2016

Snacking remains a popular and growing pastime with Americans—about 80% admit to enjoying at least one a day, 29% snack twice a day and 22% grab something to curb their appetites three or more times a day, according to research by CivicScience. According to industry data, multi-snackers, who snack two or more times per day,

Healthy Snacking Spans Three Dayparts

More and more Americans are eating smaller portions of food more frequently throughout the day, and there is universal agreement in the food industry that this mega-trend is here to stay. This tendency is especially evident during the morning daypart, where on-the-go meal sales are surging. What’s also increasing is sales of breakfast and snack

Baby Boomers Snacking 20% More Often Than Millennials

Millennials reach for grab-and-go snacks when they’re hungry, while boomers find snacking more convenient than preparing a big meal. While marketers and retailers are busy vying for Millennial dollars, when it come to snacking it turns out baby boomers are leading the trend, with boomers eating ready-to-eat snack food 20% more often than Millennials, according

How Snacks And Beverages Sales Fared In February

Key convenience store segments see solid growth. Energy, beer and snacks all saw strong all-channel (includes grocery, drug, mass and convenience stores) sales during the four-week period ending Feb. 27, 2016. Results by Brand A report by Wells Fargo citing Nielsen data found manufacturers saw positive sales across beverage and snacks categories. Coca-Cola total beverage

Seeds, Nuts Agree with Snackers

Americans are snacking more now than ever before, with 94% snacking daily and more than half of them snacking two or three times each day, according to the Mintel Group, a Chicago-based research company. But those snack lovers also are concerned about their health, so many are choosing better-for-you snack items, such as seeds and

Mini Cupcakes

Tastykake has introduced two new single-serve options from its bite-sized, mini cupcake line. Single-serve Tastykake Mini Swirly Cupcakes and Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes are now available for retailer purchase. Tastykake’s Mini Swirly Cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with a white-creme filling and topped with chocolate icing. Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes filled with peanut […]

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Pretzel Lovers Rejoice

Herr Foods Inc. announced the launch of a new variety to its popular line of pretzels, Herr’s Pub Style Sourdough Pretzel Thins. The snack maker is combining consumers’ love for the hearty crunch of sourdough and the classic thin pretzel into one delicious snack. Ingrained in the company’s German history, Herr’s one-of-a-kind family pretzel recipe […]

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Salty Snack Market Evolution

Marketers are looking to appeal to salty snackers through new products and flavor profiles. A new report from Packaged Facts has revealed that over the next few years consumers will be seeking a new type of indulgent salty snack. Americans remain health conscious, and that trend is not expected to dissipate, and the Salty Snacks

Crunchy Snack

Halfpops, the innovative, crunchy half-popped popcorn snack, is expanding its line-up with three new flavor offerings, as well as rolling out refreshed product packaging and increased distribution. Now hitting store shelves, the three new flavors—Angry Kettle Corn, Black Truffle & Sea Salt and Brooklyn Dill Pickle—join Halfpops’ four existing delicious flavors and feature bold and […]

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Ready-To-Eat Popcorn

Boulder Canyon has introduced the new Real Thin Pop line of ready-to-eat popcorn. Featuring premium oils, including olive, avocado and coconut, and seasonings that are applied with a revolutionary new method (compared to traditional tumble mixing) results in a full-flavor snack experience that has remarkably fewer calories and fat than the leading popcorn brands. Boulder […]

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Wild Salmon Jerky

Acme Smoked Fish Corp. has introduced its latest innovation in the jerky category: Wild Salmon Jerky in ready-to-eat snack packs and sticks. RubyBay Smoked Salmon Jerky is made with wild caught King Salmon from the pristine waters of Alaska. Each salmon is carefully selected, hand cut, seasoned to perfection, and slowly smoked for hours using […]

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