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How to increase trips down seasonal candy aisles

Strategies include variety in flavors, colors and packaging designs; baking, decorating and crafting products; eye-catching displays; and early offerings.

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Expand Fresh Snack Options Without Maxing Out Equipment

Retailers can expect to experience a continued heightened demand for snacks, as consumers’ interest in snacking shows no sign of slowing. According to Technomic’s 2022 Snacking Consumer Trend Report, ...

An outbreak of hepatitis A has prompted the Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon, to recall the frozen fruit sold at Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and other locations.

The retailer on Wednesday released its eighth-annual food predictions list, a wide-ranging assortment that includes upcycled pulp, date-based products, kelp-inspired foods and more.

From experienced chefs to novice home cooks, aromatics and herbs are indispensable parts of the kitchen arsenal.

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.

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.

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