Sweet Snacks Pack Variety

While indulgent sweets are still preferred by many U.S convenience customers, more consumers are spending their snacking dollars on healthier options. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Convenience store operators continue to walk a tightrope, balancing consumers’ love of sweet snacks with their intent to eat healthier. Still, America’s sweet tooth isn’t going away any time

Fruit In A Pouch

GoGo squeeZ, the maker of all-natural 100% fruit in a pouch, has formed a long-term partnership with Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a nationwide nonprofit that supports school-based healthy eating and physical activity. Through this partnership, GoGo squeeZ will further its mission of making families happier and healthier. GoGo squeeZ is providing stipends to 100 […]

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Salting Away Sales

Americans’ continuing hunger for salty snacks is keeping convenience stores at the forefront of a booming industry. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Americans’ love of salty snacks continues unabated as snacking occasions increase, shelf sets include more variety, spicier flavors gain wider acceptance and niche marketing grows in importance. The snacking trend continues to gain

Soft-Serve Gelato

Dannon YoCream has added two new flavors to its line of soft-serve gelato frozen dairy dessert offerings. With its two new flavors, Banana Flambé and Creamy Limoncello, the company’s line now consists of five flavors. In addition to the new flavors, the Dannon offers Hazelnut, Pistachio and Chocolate gelato. With a rich taste and dense […]

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Snacking Does Not Replace the Three Meals a Day

Although snacking is gaining popularity, societal norms are keeping Americans attached to the three daily meals construct. A new report from the NPD Group has revealed that, despite the increase in snacking habits among American consumers, the majority of U.S. consumers are still eating three main meals a day. It’s fact that U.S. consumers snack

Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

The latest all-natural creation from Biena packs big taste and texture that’s also non-GMO, guilt- and gluten-free. Biena combines the humble chickpea with the spirit of snacking innovation with its debut of Rockin’ Ranch, the latest in its line of award-winning Roasted Chickpea Snacks. Already touted as one of the “Best New Grocery Store Snacks […]

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Industry Executives Discuss Snacking Trends

The 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo will host snack-focused presentations by industry executives from IRI, Geometry Global and Integer. Presentations on the current state of the snacking industry will be delivered by executives from IRI, Geometry Global and Integer at the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo, from the National Confectioners Association. Additionally, these executives will

Wholesome Meal Bars

SOLA Snacks LLC has introduced the new, irresistible Sola Bar. These flavorful, healthy and versatile bars are going to peel the wrappers off the growing nutrition bar market. With only one gram of sugar, these nutrition bars offer nutritional value in a savory, wholesome meal bar. SOLA Snacks’ patent-pending process removes the need to use […]

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Cheese Snack Bites

Sargento Foods has introduced the new Snack Bites cheese snacks, so consumers can to add bold flavor to their snacking routine. Snack Bites cheese snacks are small sticks of natural cheese that pack big flavor into little bites with fewer than 20 calories per stick. The new snacks are available in dairy aisles nationwide. Snack […]

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Peanut Butter Bites

The makers of the SKIPPY brand have taken the big taste of real SKIPPY peanut butter and put it into bite-size snacks with new SKIPPY P.B. Bites. Portable and poppable, this new snack is packed with double the peanut buttery goodness. Featuring a crunchy center with a soft, non-sticky peanut butter coating, the product is […]

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A Crunchier, Healthier Chip

popchips inc. has introduced an entirely new product line called Ridges. popchips spent several years experimenting with its innovative process of combining heat and pressure to create an extraordinarily crunchy and bold tasting ridged chip. The new Ridges line rolls out to retailers nationwide in June in four taste bud-tempting flavors: salted, tangy barbeque, cheddar […]

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M&M Snack Boxes

Mars Inc. has announced the relaunch of the M&M’S Brand Box Packs. The relaunch is being incorporated into the 2016 “M&M’S Brand Movie Mania,” Mars’ blockbuster summer promotion, starring the iconic M&M’S Characters. M&M’S Brand Box Packs are available in three flavors – Milk Chocolate, Peanut and Peanut Butter – and boast an attractive lower […]

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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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