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Mmmm... salty or sweet? Brits show a love of both when it comes to vending machine sales. Pic: GettyImages/kasto80

The UK’s top 10 vending machine snack sellers

By Gill Hyslop

Most Brits share a love for snacking because of its ability to deliver a moment of joy, to fulfil that craving for something salty, to give an energy boost or to provide solace in these unprecedented times. Where it does differ is which snack is the nation’s...

We've scoured the shelves to find the snacks that are worth shouting about. Pic: GettyImages/Deagreez

New product showcase 2020: Trendsetters of quarantine snacking

By Gill Hyslop

Snack food consumption has increased more than 8% since the beginning of the pandemic in March, according to NPD’s Snack Food Behaviours in Challenging Times study. Quarantine snacking habits have seen wide swings between quickly reaching for that guilty-but-comforting...

Get to know your customer through a digital loyalty scheme. Pic: GettyImages/Oleksandra Polishchuk

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Helping bakeries implement an effective loyalty scheme

By Gill Hyslop

Despite a recent YouGov poll revealing that 47% of UK consumers are more likely to spend their money with a brand whose loyalty scheme they are a part of, businesses often fail to introduce effective systems, writes Frederick Szydlowski, CMO and co-founder...

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Talkwalker report reveals shifting consumer preferences and pain points

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Evolving shopping habits brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are remolding consumer needs, and food brands must build new connections with their customers by paying close attention to new emerging issues, pain points, and desires that matter most to their...

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