Popcorn Market Set to Grow

New products, innovative flavors to drive popcorn sales. Popcorn sales are expected to increase globally over the next four years. Technavio analysts forecast the global popcorn market to grow at a CAGR of almost 8% between 2017-2021. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global popcorn market. The major factors


Chocolate Cake Bites

General Mills Convenience continues to add to its popular packaged-bakery line with the new Pillsbury Minis Chocolate Cake Bites. The decadent bite-size cakes come in 3.2-ounce resealable packaging, making them easy to eat on the go. As snack cake is the fastest growing segment within packaged bakery (Nielsen FY data ending May 28, 2016), the […]

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Cars 3 Goldfish Crackers

Pepperidge Farm is partnering with Disney Pixar for the second-year in a row to present its Special Edition Cars 3 Goldfish crackers in anticipation of the big movie premiere in June. This year’s special-edition packaging and product of Goldfish cheddar crackers will feature red crackers in the shape of Lighting McQueen. The Cars 3 movie […]

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Snackable Marshmallows

SMASHMALLOW, a brand of premium, snackable marshmallows launched by Jon Sebastiani’s Sonoma Brands team, is set to make its inaugural appearance and debut two new fan-inspired reformulations at the Sweets & Snacks Expo May 23-24 in Chicago. The new flavor formulations, Mocha Chip and Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed, were created in response to fan feedback […]

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Chef-Crafted Meat Snacks

Chef’s Cut Real Jerky continues to add to its increasingly popular line of meat snacks, all while staying true to its origins as a chef-crafted, hand-cut snack developed by founder Chef Blair Swiler. Chef’s Cut Real Jerky’s newest offering, Protein Packs, presents a modern take on a classic savory snack pairing, meat and cheese, while […]

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Savory Nutrition Bars

Responding to consumer requests for low-sugar snacks, Mediterra the first company to introduce all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, has added two new Savory flavors: Kale, Apple, Quinoa & Almonds and Kale, Pomegranate, Quinoa & Almonds. Like Mediterra’s other Savory bars, these new flavors are all natural, non-GMO, Gluten-Free, certified Kosher, dairy-free, vegan, […]

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New Snack Options

Snyder’s-Lance Inc. has launched new varieties of its Cape Cod brand, including Infused Oil Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Thins and White Cheddar Puffs. With a new cooking method, Cape Cod is the first to invigorate its legendary kettle chips with oils infused with fresh herbs, spices and vegetables – including Mediterranean and Fresh Jalapeño – […]

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Grab-N-Go Goodies

Spunkmeyer has launched its “No Funky Stuff” Grab-N-Go portfolio, which features four new foods in convenient, individually-wrapped packaging, to be offered at convenience stores across the country. Building off the momentum of its 2016 “No Funky Stuff” retail grocery launch, Otis Spunkmeyer is excited to meet the snacking needs of even more consumers, being offered […]

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Movie Promotion

Pop-Tarts and Rice Krispies Treats have partnered with Despicable Me 3 to offer more movie fun to fans. Customers visiting convenience stores or vending machines between May 22 and July 31, 2017, will have a chance to win a Fandango Movie Code Text to see the NEW Despicable Me 3 (DM3) movie this summer. The […]

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Meat Sales Set to Grow

Be it chicken or beef jerky, protein demand is giving meat sales a boost. While consumers remain ‘mindful’ of meat consumption, their not stopping their consumption any time soon. Meat and poultry products are consumer favorites, food industry mainstays, and protein powerhouses—all factors that will keep the U.S. industry for animal protein growing despite challenges


Chocolate Cake Twinkies

In response to consumer flavor trends and as part of its ongoing innovation efforts, Hostess announced the introduction of Chocolate Cake Twinkies: chocolate cake with creamy filling, in the same iconic Twinkie shape. From seasonal favorites—including Pumpkin Pie Twinkies—to limited-edition items such as the Ghostbusters Green Slime Twinkies, Hostess Brands has created numerous innovative flavors […]

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Alternative Ingredient Snacks Woo Customers

Consumers’ quest for healthier snack options is changing the face of traditional c-store offerings. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. A new national study by Amplify Snack Brands and the Center for Generational Kinetics indicates Millennials have been the driving force behind the growth of the better-for-you snack category. Among the findings, 64% of Millennials—more than


Conagra Brands Acquires Thanasi

Previously announced acquisition closes, bringing Duke’s and BIGS into the Conagra Brands’ portfolio. Conagra Brands Inc. has completed the acquisition of protein-based snacking businesses Thanasi Foods LLC, maker of Duke’s meat snacks, and BIGS LLC, maker of BIGS seeds (collectively, Thanasi). The definitive agreement to acquire Thanasi was announced on March 16, 2017. Financial terms


BFY Coated Corn Puffs

Lehi Valley Trading Co.’s Snackworthy brand, a budget-friendly line of high-quality, great-tasting and authentic better-for-you (BFY) snacks for Millennials, has launched a line extension consisting of coated corn puffs called Snackworthy Simply Puffs. The puffs are uniquely delicious, light and crispy corn puffs coated with a variety of rich and mouth-watering flavors, including butter toffee, […]

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100% Grass-Fed Beef Sticks

Perky Jerky is launching a new line of 100% grass-fed beef sticks in the same bold flavors that make the brand’s jerky offerings a favorite amongst athletes, outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts and Millennials alike. As the meat snack category continues to grow in popularity, Perky Jerky has entered the market with a unique product offering. Filling […]

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Premium Snack Bites

Smart Flour Foods, a provider of premium, ancient-grain based frozen pizzas, is introducing Snack Bites, a new lineup of better-for-you, bite-size pizza snacks. Made with the company’s proprietary flour blend of the ancient grains sorghum, amaranth and teff, these new pizza snacks provide a wholesome, innovative and cleaner take on a popular snacking favorite and […]

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Snack Crackers

Snyder’s-Lance Inc.’s Lance brand is introducing new products. Lance Power Break Sandwich Crackers are sure to be a hit. This sandwich cracker packed with double-digit protein (11-12 grams) and great taste is offered in Chocolate Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter flavors and also is a good source of Vitamin B and whole grains. Lance is […]

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Studying Examines Millennials’ Better-for-You Snacking

Great taste, fewer ingredients are among key Millennial demands when it comes to snacks. Better-for-you snacking has gone mainstream and Millennial preferences have played a huge role in this shift. A new national study by Amplify Snack Brands Inc. and the Center for Generational Kinetics discovered that Millennials have been the driving force behind the


Protein Craze Spurs Meat Snack Demand

Nielsen outlines salty snack, jerky and meat stick sales. Nielsen has reported that in the last year (week ending Feb. 25, 2017), salty snacks generated more than $27.8 billion in sales. While salty snacks are bringing in sales, customers are also on the hunt for protein, meaning meat snacks have a huge opportunity in c-stores.


Coconut Chia Bites

Bare Snacks is launching an innovative new snack line, bare Chia Coconut Bites. Available in three crave-ably crunchy flavors including Chia + Vanilla, Chia + Pineapple and Chia + Flax, the new snacks combine the superfood power of chia and coconut into one deliciously crunchy bite for the ultimate nutritious snack. Each variety is made […]

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Avocado Oil Chips

Good Health is adding to its robust portfolio of better-for-you snacks with an exciting new line of Avocado Oil Ridge Cut Potato Chips. Harnessing the nutritional power of pure avocado oil, the crunchy new varieties are Certified Gluten Free and available in four flavors for every snacker: Sea Salt, Creamy French Onion, Jalapeño Cheddar Jack […]

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Puffed Snacks

Snikiddy, a line of tasty snacks made from simple, wholesome, real-food ingredients, is launching two on-trend puffed snack lines—Organic Cheese Puffs and Purple Corn Puffs. The Organic Cheese Puffs are available in the two cheesy flavors including Grilled Cheese and Mac & Cheese, while the Purple Corn Puffs tout flavors like Sea Salt and White […]

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Protein-Packed Snacks

Our Little Rebellion has introduced a new line of light and crispy protein-packed snacks, Protein Crisps. Boasting 10 grams of plant-based protein per serving, the new Protein Crisps will be available in three addictively delicious, crowd-pleasing flavors: Wasabi Ginger with Honey, Hot Buffalo and Sweet & Smokey BBQ. New Protein Crisps combine bold and spicy […]

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Consumer-Centric Innovation

America’s growing desire for better snacks highlights the new products Snyder’s-Lance Inc. is introducing to store shelves nationwide this spring. The new releases include a variety of innovative offerings crafted to change the way the world snacks through better ingredients, quality and taste. The innovation includes revolutionary new baking and cooking methods to meet the […]

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Springtime Snacks

Tastykake has introduced a new line of seasonal snacks including Lemon Kandy Kakes, Peach Cobbler Mini Donuts and Frosted Strawberry Mini Donuts. Lemon Kandy Kakes are a springtime twist on a Tastykake classic. These treats feature moist, white cake layered with lemon flavored filling covered in white confectionary coating. Available in two-ounce packs of three […]

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