Alternative Ingredient Snacks are for City Folk

Alternative Ingredient Snacks are for City Folk

Americans living in urban areas are the biggest fans of alternative ingredient snacks, even more so than people who live in suburban areas and far more than those living in rural settings. The differences are most pronounced for pulse- and seaweed-based snacks, but the pattern holds true for every type of alternative ingredient salty snack and cracker; rural snackers are just less interested.


Growth in meat snack sales is not for all products

Growth in meat snack sales is not for all products

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Aug. 2 - Meat snacks (jerky and other snacks such as meat sticks) have become a darling of the snacking world in the last couple of years. Between paleo dieters and CrossFitters espousing the benefits of a high protein diet, the gluten- and wheat-free tribes avoiding anything to do with breads, and the continued negative...


The end of a salty snack commercial era

The end of a salty snack commercial era

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April 21 - Snacks and Super Bowl go together like … well … actually it’s pretty much impossible to make a better pairing then that. According to IRI, Americans spent an extra $1.5 billion in snacks and $767 million on candy in the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. Of course, salty snacks like chips, pretzels, and popcorn are a key component of those snacks. In the week lead...


Americans want healthier food, but love to indulge

Americans want healthier food, but love to indulge

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Feb. 4 - Americans are eating and snacking healthier, but they do love to indulge in sweet baked goods. They can’t live without their cookies, snack cakes, doughnuts, muffins and other sweet treats. And most people like the regular versions over low or fat-free types. Consumers generally eat sweet baked goods to indulge in a treat. Increasingly however some are looking for healthier more n...


On National Junk Food Day and beyond, the popularity of salty snacks licks the competition 24/7/365

On National Junk Food Day and beyond, the popularity of salty snacks licks the competition 24/7/365

There are 50 million consumers who often snack between meals and agree that “salted snacks are my favorite snack.” Packaged Facts reveals who they are and how to market to them in our report Salty Snacks in the U.S.

It’s National Junk Food Day, and with Americans nationwide indulging in junk foods ranging from the traditional to the weird and wacky, it’s a perfect time to pay homage to the granddaddy of all junk foods-the salty snack.

Whether it be the crunchy potato chip, the versatile corn...


Nutritional bars trend from sweet to savory

Nutritional bars trend from sweet to savory

Nutritional bars have gained a prominent place in the pantheon of snacks revered by a nation of snackers. Nutritional bars are a handy way for consumers to stop eating three meals a day at set times and to start consuming smaller portions of food throughout the day, whether they are on the go or at home.

Nutritional bars conform to a broad cultural shift toward healthier, good-for-you food products. Bars provide an attractive way for food marketers to offer bold, exciting flavors; ingredients ...


Not all salty snackers look like Homer Simpson

Not all salty snackers look like Homer Simpson

Nearly everybody eats salty snacks at one time or another. More than 90% of households in the country report using a salty snack in the past 30 days. Potato chips are eaten by 85% of American households. Corn/tortilla chips/cheese snacks rank next in popularity (72% of households), followed by popcorn products (71%) and pretzels (55%).

Although salty snacks are a ubiquitous part of American diets, some of us crave salty snacks much more than others do. There are 50 million Americans who say th...


The minnows may outswim the whales in the healthy-ingredient snacks market

The minnows may outswim the whales in the healthy-ingredient snacks market

American consumers have permanently changed their eating habits. The era of three square meals a day has gone the way of the typewriter and vacuum tube. More and more Americans eat smaller portions of food more frequently throughout the day, and there is universal agreement in the food industry that this megatrend is here to stay. Another cultural shift fueling the healthy-ingredient snacks market is the high priority placed by many consumers on making sure that the food they-and their kids-eat ...