Steve Dwyer

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8 Intriguing Packaged Snacks

Bagged snacks, small ingredient lists and spicy varieties are growing


5 Permissibly Indulgent Snacks

78% of people believe snacking can be a part of a healthy diet

71% of consumers report they mostly buy chocolate and candy at their primary grocery store, according to NCA.

Packaged treats continue to provide a viable option for cost-conscious consumers during a high inflation period

Frozen foods continue to ramp up the innovation pipeline across all dayparts and reflect multiple types of occasions.

Meals and snacks defined by fruit and veggie combos, salad bowls (with or without protein), and refrigerated dips/spreads are all at arm’s length for consumers seeking lighter eats during the summer season.

New offerings across multiple brands include frozen, refrigerated and shelf stable product segments.

On- and off-premise coffee sales showing continued robust dollar and unit growth.

The fast-growing beverage segment are an opportunity that retailers don’t want to squander.

Ready-to-drink canned cocktails saw triple-digit growth last year.

Category fulfills shifting consumer tendencies as the pandemic increased market demand for quick and easy meals.

Better-for-you, protein options are trending

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