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Flavor innovation has likely helped spur growth of meat snack sales, alongside consumer interest in high-protein foods. Pic: Getty Images/rez-art

Calling all meat snacks: Today is National Jerky Day

By Kristine Sherred

The North American Meat Institute wants the June 12 celebration of the protein-packed snack to happen every day. It certainly has the rising tide of jerky consumption on its side.

Millennials and Gen Zs are most driven by freshness when buying baked goods. Pic: ©GettyImages/Tang Ming Tung

Millennials and Gen Zs buy bread and sweet goods weekly: ABA report

By Kristine Sherred

Younger consumers enjoy bakery items throughout the day, especially for breakfast, but they would prefer smaller portions, according to a report from the American Bakers Association (ABA) in conjunction with The Center for Generational Kinetics (GenHQ).

The snack segment will gain $16bn in the next few years, as consumers keep snacking at all times of day. Pic: ©GettyImages/Rimma_Bondarenko

Snacks category outpaces F&B ‘yet again’: IRI

By Kristine Sherred

The ‘snack evolution’ will continue for the foreseeable future as half of consumers are snacking at least three times a day, according to IRI’s Sally Lyons Wyatt.

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