GlobalData projects breakfast cereal dollar sales growing at a 0.7% compound annual growth rate during the five years from 2016 to 2021. Interestingly, the pre-sweetened cereal category currently enjoys popularity as a snack. In fact, General Mills has shared data that an estimated 30% of all US cereal consumption (sugar concerns aside) now comes in the form of snacking—triple the level of a decade ago.
Cereal makers centered new product activity on new flavors like chocolate and coffee, granola cereals that leverage snacking, kids’ cereals inspired by children’s snack preferences, and seasonal offerings.
Posted: May 24, 2018
Convenience and health are two primary factors contributing to the continued growth in the snack and nutrition bar category. The versatility of the bar format has allowed product developers to tailor their new offerings to consumers seeking a snack, a meal, post-workout fuel or a general energy boost.
Here are a few examples of new bar introductions from the first half of 2017.
Posted: August 7, 2017