Colour plays a vital role in delighting the senses, differentiating flavour expectations and aiding in taste perceptions. It also adds to consumer’s assessment of the snack’s ‘health halo’, writes Marie Wright, president of Creation, Design and Development...
Candy giant Mars Inc has upped its stake in the company behind Kind nut bars and granola to expand its own portfolio into the healthier snacking space as consumers increasingly skew their focus on what snacks can bring to the table to manage their health.
The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.
VMG Partners, a private equity firm specializing in better-for-you food and beverage brands since 2005, announced its acquisition of popchips and the launch of an investment arm and incubator for the next snacking era.
We talked with Euromonitor analyst Jared Koerten at the National Confectioners Association’s annual expo in Chicago about the rise of premium snacks, textured candies, functional ingredients and consumption occasions. Here’s what he had to say.*