Tobacco products

In this special “Tobacco Deep Dive” report we present exclusive data and analysis of the cigarettes and other tobacco products categories that will help c-store retailers stay on top.

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“Fresh” Snacking

The conventional snacking market declined 2% annually over the past three years, while “health and wellness” snacking grew 6% annually, according to Mintel and SPINS. Mintel estimates this was driven by outsized growth from fresh snacking which increased 8% annually. The percentage of fresh snacking product launches in the U.S. increased by about four times between 2008 and 2017.

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Sports Nutrition

The sports nutrition market is no longer a niche sector. Rather, these specialty products are designed for appealing to a mass-market health-conscious lifestyle. Today’s shoppers seek out varied food formats — including baked goods — to get the nutrients they need to perform at their best.

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ThinkThin Oatmeal with Probiotics

ThinkThin has launched its first line of Protein & Probiotics Hot Oatmeal. The shelf-stable product provides a hot breakfast option complete with 1 billion CFUs of live probiotics to support overall wellness, 6 grams of fiber to help support digestion, and the benefit of 10 grams of protein to help provide satiety and energy to start the day.

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Jif Power Ups Chewy Bars and Creamy Clusters

J.M. Smucker has introduced new peanut-powered snacks under the Jif brand: Jif Power Ups Chewy Bars and Jif Power Ups Creamy Clusters.  Both are made with peanuts as the first ingredient, as well as no high-fructose corn syrup.

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Cauliflower-based snacks

US venture capital firm Halen Brands has launched a range of cauliflower-based snacks under its From The Ground Up brand. From The Ground Up is a vegan line of cauliflower-based crackers and pretzels that also feature cassava flour and vegetable blend powders.

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Target gets a head start on holiday strategy

Target’s One-Day sale appears to be a test of the retailer’s omnichannel capabilities ahead of the holiday season. The company held a One-Day sale in response to Amazon’s Prime Day, with day-long deals on a broad assortment of Target-exclusive brands and top national brands.

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