Convenience

The UK is 'unsurprisingly' chomping down snacks, driving sales growth 5% higher than the overall food and beverage sector

IRI F&B DATA: Part II on snacks

Snacks scatter UK top 20 F&B showing sturdy growth

By Kacey Culliney

Two major snack brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list with above-market growth, according to IRI data.

Kingsmill, Warburtons and Hovis made the top 20 with white bread products, but every brand saw sales drop between 10-15%

IRI F&B DATA: Part I on bread

White bread chomps into UK top 20 F&B but sales plummet

By Kacey Culliney

Three major white bread brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list, according to IRI data, but every single one has seen sales plummet.

Lance Snacks senior brand director: 'Radio is the perfect fit because it hits [consumers] at a time where they’re looking for something to snack on'

Lance Snacks bets big on radio

By Kacey Culliney

Snyder’s-Lance is using radio rather than TV for its latest Lance Snacks marketing campaign to target consumers effectively – while on the go, the senior brand director says.

Nielsen: Global snacks consumer data

Who is the global snacker?

By Kacey Culliney

Close to $400bn is spent annually on snacks worldwide, but who is the global snacker and what are the purchase motivators?

Hot cereals represented 13.2% of the UK category and was worth £211m ($341m) in 2013

UK breakfast boom? Hot cereals up 17.9% in 2013

By Kacey Culliney

The demand for hot cereals like porridge has continued to experience a dramatic resurgence and will continue an upward trajectory for the next four years, according to a Key Note report.

Mintel research manager Chris Brockman says there is plenty of room for growth in the thins category across Europe

Can ‘thins’ save a dwindling packaged bread sector?

By Kacey Culliney

‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even tortilla varieties offering less calories for the health-conscious consumer, and it’s an area that holds great promise for Europe, says Mintel.

Lynn Dornblaser & David Jago - directors of innovation and insight, Mintel

Dispatches from IFT 2014: 8-minute insight from Mintel innovation directors

Crunch time: Is breakfast cereal doomed to sink?

By Kacey Culliney

The global breakfast cereal market faces increasing competition as consumers turn to convenient alternatives, so how can manufacturers step up to compete and stimulate often dwindling sales?

Saatchi & Saatchi X VP of shopper psychology: 'There are so many great, positive emotional engagements when it comes to snacks. What I see though, is that disappears when the shopper gets into the shopping experience.'

Picking through ideas with Saatchi & Saatchi X on shopper behavior: Part II

Snacks: Too much health, not enough joy? Saatchi & Saatchi X says maybe…

By Kacey Culliney

Snacks have the power to drive positive emotional shopping behavior, but too much focus on health and a lack of in-store innovation could kill the joy factor, says the VP of shopper psychology at Saatchi & Saatchi X.

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) QSR inclusions expansion

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

By Jenny Eagle

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products such as ice cream, desserts, cookies and donuts.

C-stores are all about snacks, portability and immediate consumption, says General Mills' head of convenience category management

Dispatches from Sweets & Snacks Expo 2014

General Mills: We're committed to driving growth in c-store snacking

By Kacey Culliney

Merchandizing gaps in convenience stores need to be plugged and snack makers must collaborate to drive progress forward, says the category development head at General Mills Convenience as it launches Nature Valley c-store tailored products.

Sandwich shops such as Gregg's are among the chains leading the way with breakfast menus, says Conlumino

Massive opportunity in morning snacking

By Rod Addy

UK food firms must seize the huge business opportunity afforded by the underdeveloped morning snacking market, as chains such as McDonald’s, KFC, Costa and Starbucks lead the way, according to Conlumino.

Granola in Japan has boomed and playing up health benefits with a fashionable image can be a 'winning formula', says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst

Granola: A sophisticated breakfast win in Japan

By Kacey Culliney

Granola has boomed in Japan because of its health promise and versatility and Western cereal firms could cash in further by playing up the trendy aspect, says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst.

High-protein meat snacking: The US is ready for meat bars, says Datamonitor Consumer

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Meat bars: The next beef jerky?

By Kacey Culliney

Meat snack bars take beef jerky to a new level, appealing to busy and health-conscious Americans, says a Datamonitor researcher.

Yogurt and cereal marry well together because both products are considered inherently healthy, says Mintel's head of innovation and insight

Yogurt and cereal: The new snap, crackle and pop?

By Kacey Culliney

Kellogg Australia reckons there’s a new breakfast cereal trend afloat as consumers replace traditional milk with yogurt or fruit juice, but Mintel’s innovation head says this is nothing new.

“The snacking territory in the universe right now is probably some of the most exciting that we’ve seen given all the opportunities,

SNACKING ON IDEAS WITH SALLY LYONS WYATT: PART II

IRI on snacks 2014: ‘Consider this your transition year’

By Kacey Culliney

Snack firms should brace for a transition year shaped by new competition but brimming with opportunities in digital brand building and expansion, says a leading sector analyst.

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