Confections and snacks compete for the same share-of-stomach, but are considered separate categories. 2016 saw the lines between the two areas blur as confection innovation picked up taste, texture, and ingredient cues from snacks.
Available in popular flavors of Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack, Pepper Jack and Gouda, these convenient, easy-to-open snack bars make it easy to create a protein-packed lunch
September 22, 2017
According to a recent survey conducted by Borden® Cheese, two out of three parents pack lunches for their kids, and more than 65% of these parents believe nutritious snacks are a must-have lunch box item.
Acquisition will allow Barry Callebaut to grow its specialties and decorations business; Gertrude Hawk to focus on branded business
September 7, 2017
Swiss chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer Barry Callebaut will acquire the ingredients division of Pennsylvania-based Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, allowing Barry Callebaut to expand its specialties and decorations business in North America.
Gluten-free snack cracker is now available in 2-ounce bags and three flavor varieties
September 6, 2017
A crispy, crunchy baked rice cracker made with the goodness of California-grown Blue Diamond almonds, the new grab-and-go Nut-Thins are rolling out at select 7-Eleven locations and other convenience stores nationwide.
A variety of industry trends are responsible for an uptick in healthy snack options:
There is a growing preference amongst snackers for products that provide more healthful options than typical snacks.
"Free from" remains a top driving trend for healthy-ingredient snack sales, with allergen- and gluten-free claims the most popular.
Protein, bite-sized snacks, and innovative flavors are in high demand.
There has been an increase in the percentage of adults who believe they snack healthier, which has climbed to 30% in the last decade. Relatedly, younger Americans are more likely to believe they eat healthier than are older adults.
Finally, the term "natural" as a marketing tool may have to change if the US Food and Drug Administration adopts regulations concerning the term.
Streamed LIVE from New Products Conference 2017 | PepsiCo and Israel’s Strauss Group have invested millions in Sabra Dipping Company LLC and the nation’s largest hummus factory in Colonial Heights, Va, including a state of the art culinary center, research laboratory, ideation space, packaging prototype lab, a pilot plant and hands-on research modules. Hear Tulin Tuzel, Chief Technology Officer, discuss Sabra’s approach and how consumer insights and trends influence product and package development.