Four reasons consumers are snacking

To meet consumers’ snacking demands, there’s ‘no magic bullet.’  “There’s a reason why it’s called the snacking ‘universe.’ When it comes to core snacking and macro trends, the reach is far and wide,” said Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice-president at Information Resources, Inc. (I.R.I.), who gave the keynote address at SNAXPO18, which took place March 12-14 in Atlanta.

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Where tomorrow’s shoppers are heading

Every aspect of the industry is expected to undergo a transformation more radical than anything that has come before and the change will occur in a compressed timeframe. Retailers and brands have to figure the future out fast.

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Worldwide demand for seafood is expected to double in the next 20 years, and 32% of the world’s fish are already depleted. As these issues enter public consciousness, people are not only looking for more sustainable seafood, but are also increasingly seeking alternative options.



After years of imitation and confusion on store shelves, the yogurt category is undergoing a revolution with new, distinguishable products and packaging.

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Meal Kits

Nine percent of consumers have purchased a meal kit, and 25% would consider trying one in the next six months, according to Nielsen. In-store meal kits generated $154.6 million in sales during 2017, growing more than 26% year-over-year.

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