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State of the Industry
A longtime snack favorite, pork rinds are garnering new fans, thanks to their better-for-you ingredients and innovative flavors.
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.
As more consumers continue to discover the nutritional benefits and great taste of today’s jerky and meat snacks, the outlook for the category looks bright.
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.
Pretzels are starting to take a larger market share in the snacking category, as manufacturers look for unique ways to compete with and overtake chips and crackers.
Americans’ love of Mexican food and tortilla chips’ reputation as being a better-for-you snack has drawn many consumers to the category throughout the years.
Packaging enhancements, a twist on shapes and ingredients and many new flavor combinations continue to win over consumers.
Snacking is really evolving this year, serving as a meal substitute in daily eating, rather than just as ‘a quick bite.’ Snacks are also becoming healthier, or at least attempting to do so.
Frozen baked goods manufacturers are helping grocers fill their in-store freezers with convenient meal and snack solutions for today’s busy consumers.
Conventional frozen pizza has suffered some setbacks, but the outlook is good for brands that differentiate. The market still carries mass appeal, as consumers seek foods with unique flavors and ingredients.
Our June report features the following products—take a look at a few of the many new offerings we’ve uncovered.