Eating More Between Meals
U.S. shoppers are snacking 4–5 times per day, to replace a meal, to satisfy a craving, to relieve boredom or stress or to increase energy. More than ever, they look for better-for-you options and simple, recognizable ingredients. Popcorn fits these trends especially well and may exceed $12 billion in sales by 2020, seeing strong growth in the ready-to-eat segment.
Expect snack flavors to move from sweet and salty to spicy and sour, emphasizing international flavors, such as Cuban, Indian and Asian, as well as classic American.
What We Offer
Topical Seasoning Blends − For coating chips, crackers, nuts, extruded and other snacks. Available with on-trend certifications and clean label options.
Specialty Powders (Seasoning Blends) − Customizable for trending flavors and clean label options. Contact your sales director for specifics.
Relevant Articles and Websites
“Snack makers deliver on innovation” – BakingBusiness.com (June 2016)
“Revealed: How US manufacturers and retailers can tap summer snacking boom” – FoodNavigator-USA.com (June 2016)
“Brexit fallout: Snack sales face threat of drop in discretionary spend” – FoodNavigator.com (June 2016)
“ConAgra shares insights on snack innovation” – FoodBusinessNews.net (May 2016)
“Snack flavor trends” – FoodBusinessNews.net (May 2016)
“Slideshow: Seven trends at Sweets & Snacks” – FoodBusinessNews.net (May 2016)
“Slideshow: Five emerging flavor trends in snacks” – FoodBusinessNews.net (May 2016)
“Slideshow: S’mores galore in product development” – FoodBusinessNews.net (April 2016)
“Slideshow: Spotlight on snacks at Expo West” – FoodBusinessNews.net (March 2016)
“Innovative flavors drive popcorn category growth” – FoodBusinessNews.net (February 2016)
“2016 Snack and Flavor Industry Trends” – TrulyGoodFoods.com (January 2016)
“Injecting heat into sweets” – FoodBusinessNews.net (January 2016)