Snack Food

Consumers may be spending more in c-stores because of the drop in gas prices freeing up a few dollars at the checkout, says IRI

IRI: C-stores ideal for snack NPD

By Kacey Culliney

Snack makers should seriously consider trialing new products in c-stores because consumers are happy to invest dollars into first-time buys, says IRI.

Lawyer: 'FDA will be, in my view, patient initially but as time progresses the agency loses patience and they expect everybody to rise to the same level'

Lawyer: FSMA is going to hit small snack makers hard

By Kacey Culliney

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is going to squeeze smaller snack players who may not have the finances and resources to implement required changes under regulations, warns a lawyer.

Hershey brand PR manager: Snacks growth will be through iconic brand leveraging but also M&A

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2015

Hershey to become ‘further engrained’ in snacks

By Kacey Culliney

The Hershey Company will not rule out additional M&A activity to strengthen traction in snacks and innovate beyond core confections, its brand head says.

5 strategies to maximize snack sales

5 strategies to maximize snack sales

By Elizabeth Crawford

Sales of snacks are poised for significant growth in the U.S. in the next five years, but for the category to reach its full potential, manufacturers need to go beyond new product launches to fully exploit all opportunities for growth, according to a...

Mark Singleton: 'Snack taxes are punitive; to punish one sector of the food economy for obesity defies all logic'

60-second interview: Mark Singleton, outgoing chairman of the Snack Food Association; vice president of sales & marketing, Rudolph Foods

SFA outgoing chairman: The lines between meals & snacks are blurring; we’ve seen remarkable changes in consumption patterns

By Elaine Watson

According to the March 2015 report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, most Americans now consume two or three snacks a day - news that came as no surprise to the outgoing chairman of the Snack Food Association, Mark Singleton. Elaine Watson...

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