Retail & Shopper Insights

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‘Free-from is the most promising trend in LATAM’: Euromonitor

By Stephen Daniells

Gluten-free and lactose-free are two of the leading growth categories in the evolving free-from category in Brazil, with ‘free-from’ also tipped as the most promising trend across the whole region, according to Euromonitor International.

Impulse snack purchases are a common yet declining consumer habit, Euromonitor finds. ©GettyImages/Wavebreakmedia

SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO

Are impulse snack purchases under siege? Euromonitor explains

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearly 70% of in-store snack purchases are unplanned -- indicating that impulse snack shopping is a shared habit among most consumers, Euromonitor senior analyst Jared Koerten said at the Sweets & Snack Expo in Chicago yesterday.

Catalina suggests bakery and snack manufacturers go premium in the center store. Pic: TallTalesFromaSmallTown

Shopper insights

Innovations are essential for center store sales, says study

By Douglas Yu

A study by consumer intelligence company Catalina found the center of the retail store is by no means dead and consumers can be enticed back by innovative products, especially when it comes to bakery and snacks.