The snacks sector continues to make a massive impact on the US economy, employing 395,000 workers in direct and allied sectors, generating $15 billion in wages and contributing $11 billion in tax revenue.
North Dublin-based Keogh’s has earmarked €10m to construct a new greenfield production facility that will see 18 million potatoes face the slicer each year before finding their way onto the snack aisles of some of the biggest airline operators.
Aligned to its mission to make a real change by forging partnerships with farmers working to advance regenerative agriculture, Quinn Snacks is relaunching its pop-at-home kernels, grown by a fifth generation farmer and soil health pioneer.
Pivot Bio has launched Connect, a line of snacks designed to accelerate progress towards cleaner air and water by sourcing ingredients grown with microbial nitrogen instead of synthetic nitrogen fertilisers.
Pepperidge Farm is bring some some favourite fall treats, Popcorn Kitchen is adding a cheddar variant to its lineup and Abby’s Better Nut Butters are rolling out in snack anywhere, anytime portable pouches.
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.
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The company displayed the latest additions to its $2bn snacking portfolio at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show, with both old-school and modern brands adding SKUs and entering new sub-categories.
Conagra’s legion of high-selling brands – including Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, Slim Jim and Snack Pack – are launching new products this year as the company cements its focus on the lucrative snacking market.
From ‘real fruit’ and ‘gently dried’ to ‘no artificial preservatives,’ these natural call-outs permeated the floor at the annual packaged foods exposition in Chicago, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.
Popcorn (scientific name Zea mays everta) has been eaten for over 5,000 years, with remnants of popped kernels found in a cave in Mexico that are believed to date back to around 3600 BC. No wonder it has its own National Day.
Hershey’s acquisition of Amplify Snacks has made the chocolate company the second largest popcorn producer in the US market, ‘second to Frito-Lay,’ who owns Smartfood, said Euromonitor analyst Jared Koerten.
Conagra’s CEO and president, Sean Connolly, said the company started well in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 and will continue its intensified acquisition strategy to acquire both small premium brands and large companies.
The more unusual the flavor, the more likely a snack producer will capture another consumer. According to Marcia Mogelonsky, Mintel’s director of Insight, exotic flavors drive the purchasing of a snack more than anything else.