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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Seafood

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.

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Yogurt

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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