Lockdown gave birth to the Zoom aperitivo occasion, which saw Europeans spending €2.2bn more on snacks to recreate their evenings out in a virtual way during the first lockdown, an increase of 12% compared to the same period last year.
As the pandemic continues to upend life, the products that will stand out next year will be those that address the consumer’s need for comfort, immunity and mental health, according to Saage Insights 2021 Trend Report.
Australia’s largest biscuit producer and second-largest snacks supplier Arnott’s has snapped up the Messy Monkeys, Crunchola, Heritage Mill and Nudi Snack brands, among others, from the beleaguered Freedom Foods Group.
US dairy and non-dairy concentrate supplier Butter Buds has launched a range of Cheese Buds 32X Cheddar that add a real cheesy punch to a wide range of applications, including snacks, meal kits, sauces and seasonings.
Pringles turns up the heat, the Great British Porridge Co. adds much-needed cheer to Christmas, Ginger Bakers allows coeliacs to celebrate and Frank Dale ensures this year’s [muted] party still dazzles.
Mike Schmidt, sales director at Paradise Fruits by Jahncke, the global supplier of naturally healthy and delicious food ingredients, explains why fruit inclusions can help appeal to producers looking to meet a rising demand for healthier snacks.