Consumer Attitudes

Food manufacturers across categories launch hundreds of new products at the annual NACS show, this year in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center.

NACS 2019

Snacks skew functional and flavorful, from brands big and small at NACS

By Kristine Sherred

Established names look to all-in-one snack packs and new categories for c-store growth, while healthier choices make a push for their place in this grab-and-go channel. Sneak a peek at what we’ve seen this week at the National Association of Convenience...

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.