Snack Time

When it comes to snacks, each consumer has their own interpretation of what that means. It could be a bar full of grains, a meat stick, or a doughnut – the options are endless.

According to Innova Market Insights, one of the top 10 trends for 2018 is ‘from snacks to mini meals,’ which means that changing meal times are increasing the need for convenient, healthy and more sustaining snacks. This is affecting how snacks are made, and causing high-protein snacks to increase in popularity.

What we are reading:

MEAT SNACKS REMAIN A HOT CATEGORY FOR INNOVATION
Trends in Meat Snacks

Keith Nunes, Food Business News [Published May 2, 2018]

The meat snack category has expanded beyond two basic applications. As the protein trend accelerates, manufacturers are positioning themselves by adding a variety of new flavors and formats. This article discusses how several major players in the meat snack category are changing their positioning as it relates to current trends.

BAKERY SNACKS CONTINUE TO INNOVATE AND GROW THROUGH DIVERSIFICATION
Trends in Snacks 2018

Liz Parker, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery [Published April 6, 2018]

This article focuses on American trends in snacking – from pastries to flavors like jackfruit. It discusses how the clean label movement is affecting snacks, and gives some insight into the next bold flavors.

THREE POCKETS OF OPPORTUNITY FOR BAKERIES

Charlotte Atchley, Baking & Snack [Published May 2, 2018]

As the way people buy food is changing, three category opportunities have developed – convenience, freshness and quality. This article discusses consumer research related to portion control and grab-and-go meals and snacks.

2018 BAKERY TRENDS: OVEN LOVIN’
Snack Trends 2018

Tom Vierhile, Prepared Foods [Published March 8, 2018]

A look at trends in baked goods, from sweet snacks to Brazilian cheese bread. This article describes how consumers are driving the baked snacks category based on purchasing behaviors.

To read more about food industry trends, check out our Top Food Trend Predictions for 2018.

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