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Meat Snacks Take Top Spot in Snacking

Ingredient shortages, rising costs of shipping and other factors coupled with the economic impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis are affecting a lot of snacking categories, IRI EVP Sally Lyons Wyatt says.

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Beyond Meat Makes a Retail Push With Plant-Based Chicken Tenders

The company has expanded the availability of its plant-based tenders to 8,000 new grocery, pharmacy and club-store outlets.

The National Confectioners Association expects candy sales to be up 5% to 7% this year, in part because of a longer lead-up to the holiday and in part because consumers are simply eager to celebrate.

The category saw a deceleration in refrigerated sales for the latter half of 2021, and data for early 2022 indicates a continuing trend.

As inflation-weary consumers seek value-oriented options, private brands that boast compelling, consistent messaging can boost loyalty.

For consumers still somewhat wary about buying fresh fish online from their preferred grocer, frozen seafood has proved a convenient, dependable go-to alternative.

Cereals and other morning favorites saw a pandemic rebound, but can they maintain the momentum?

Here are the center-store products and promotions that win when consumers' afternoon pick-me-up comes from their kitchen.

The displays, newly launched at 200 Meijer stores in the Midwest, use "lift-and-learn" technology that mimics online "clicks" in-stores, drawing new shopper engagement and sales.

The National Confectioners Association reveals the most popular summer candy types and flavors as it and retailers nationwide celebrate National Candy Month.

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