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Snack Sales Soar in Pandemic

Boredom drives the surge in between-meal noshing.

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Grocery Sees Healthy Gains in Candy: Report

The National Confectioners Association’s annual State of Treating finds grocery-store dollar sales of chocolate increased by double digits in 2020.

Consumers will retain new buying behaviors exhibited in the pandemic, which delivered a big boost to adult beverage sales and "trading up" at food outlets in 2020, experts say.

Hormel said the deal broadens its scope for future deals in the snacking space.

Why this beverage—flat, fizzy or enhanced—is resonating with consumers now

Kill Cliff, maker of energy drinks that are free of sugar and artificial ingredients, has collaborated with comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan to create the Flaming Joe.

Some shoppers may be foregoing the big meal entirely in favor of small, shareable bites to enjoy with a favorite wine or other seasonal beverage, so retailers have a great opportunity to capitalize on customers looking for convenient appetizers and hors d’oeuvres.

Consumers take comfort in keeping freezers stocked with convenient and healthy food.

The Lempert Report: Potato chips, ice cream and chocolate/candy top the list of comfort foods eaten during isolation.

The iconic marketing campaign has been brought back to life in ways that fit the new tech-savvy generations.

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