Time-tight consumers are searching the aisles for convenient products. Portability and easy-handling is a priority for snacking on the go, simple and easier mixes for baking and fast cereal and bar options for breakfast. Consumers have no time to waste and industry cannot waste time in catering to this fast-lane lifestyle.
Three class-action lawsuits claiming grocers fooled shoppers into believing bread was freshly made in stores were dismissed by a United States District Court judge last week.
Changing the consumer mindset is essential to bringing shoppers back into the center aisles, according to a Euromonitor analyst.
Consumers are moving toward healthier options such as breakfast biscuits and away from sweet in the UK biscuits and cake market, according to a report from Key Note.
Kashi's muesli to soak overnight and sweet potato cereal hit on important consumer trends and could take off, says one innovation expert.
The global savory snacks market pulled in $93bn in 2014 alone, but what is trending and where is the market potential for future growth?
Single-item menus from popular quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) have created hot competition in the kids’ snacking category across the globe, says Canadean.
More than half of consumers seek out gluten-free items at the grocery store and salty snacks are pulling in a large percentage of these sales, according to Packaged Facts.
Frito-Lay has developed a microwaveable snack pack that enables consumers to heat chips before eating.
Consumers want simple and wholesome snack bars so ingredients and packaging must reflect this, says the category development head at General Mills Convenience.
Sahale Snacks wants to develop an entire snacking platform beyond nut blends under JM Smucker ownership, says its associate brand manager.
Kellogg has developed a range of breakfast products focused on simpler ingredients, positive nutrition and better portability.
Snack box delivery service Love With Food’s acquisition of competitor Taste Guru, a leader in the gluten-free food delivery sub-category, signals the burgeoning online food subscription category already is consolidating...
Liquid breakfasts are not truly catching on with consumers as an alternative to cereal-based breakfast options, says Euromonitor International.
Hershey-owned KRAVE Jerky will go head-to-head with Clif Bar, Kind and Lärabar as it readies to launch protein bars with one-third of the sugar towards the end of this year....
Fruit snacking has many forms but industry collectively agrees the future must be about stripping back ingredients and giving consumers fruit in its purest form.
Flavor NPD and category management is vital in meat snacks amid increased competition and variety, says the brand director at ConAgra Foods.
Snyder’s-Lance has joined forces with Mediterranean Snacks to create a co-branded snack pack containing hummus and pretzels as part of its drive towards meal solutions, its marketing head says.
Where are the opportunities for bakers in retail? How important will grain research be for the future? And what kind of policy hurdles are industry truly up against?
Bakers must adapt products and merchandizing according to target retail channels because shopper behavior is very different in each, says a retail expert.
To sell insects to Western consumers, food manufacturers must create products that align ethical motivations with sensory expectations – meaning cricket-flour cookies will fare better than chocolate-coated crickets.
The Hershey Company will not rule out additional M&A activity to strengthen traction in snacks and innovate beyond core confections, its brand head says.
Health food store Holland & Barrett is making free-from food a priority, improving availability and convenience with the opening of 50 dedicated stores in the UK.
Outsourcing sales and partnering with large distributors from the beginning helped propel the two-man startup SuperEats’ Kale + Chia Chips into large retailers nationwide within two years of the snack’s...
Quaker has developed a pot that can be expanded ahead of microwaving, improving convenience for consumers and saving shipping costs for manufacturers.
The future of in-store bakery is about being closer to the consumer, says Mono Equipment who has developed an easier rack system for baking front-of-house.