Nuts are one of the fastest-growing segments in snacks. New snack nuts and trail mixes pair better-for-you ingredients with bold, fun flavors and convenient packages for easy-to-eat products that wake up the taste buds and provide long-lasting energy.
Americans are gobbling up popcorn by the bucket load. The sector is reinventing itself from the salty, ‘imitation-butter’ profile of its past to a clean-label version with fresher flavors. Thus, consumer demand and economics are reshaping its future.
Snackers should celebrate. This is their year. In this issue, our annual State of the Industry report on the snack market uncovers all sorts of news on what’s trending in snacks, both from the perspective of snack manufacturers, as well as marketers, brand leaders and industry researchers.