5 Sweet Snacks Delivering Profit
Both packaged and foodservice sweet snacks are an impulse-laden opportunity for convenience retailers to capitalize upon.
Leading supplier-partners are gaining more profits with less labor-intensive efforts via turnkey programs to drive price, promotion and display results for end caps, in-line and counter-top positioning.
“We offer a full portfolio of different solutions for pre-baked, individually wrapped cookies,” said Alyssa Barrett, customer marketing manager for Rich Products Corp., Buffalo, New York. “[Cookies] are the ideal solution for operators with tight kitchen space or who face constraints with time or labor. The homemade taste will keep customers coming back for more.”
Rich’s Our Specialty Treat Shop Cookie lineup includes existing and newly launched cookie flavors plus a sleek merchandiser to help drive sales—one designed around its gourmet Christie Cookie Co. Triple Chocolate Cookie.
Operators simply remove the retail-ready display from the freezer case, thaw and have the option to place near the register or other display area.
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Rich’s Specialty Treat Shop
Rich’s Specialty Treat Shop cookie lineup expanded with new flavors, including peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and sugar. Operators can remove the display from the freezer case, allow for thawing and place on the counter. All four flavors are available in bulk, while chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and sugar are offered in a retail-ready merchandiser. The 1.35-ounce cookies come with 120 per case with a shelf life of 365 days frozen and 21 days ambient.
McKee Foods launched Little Debbie Big Pack Zebra Cakes, which are larger-size cake formats that provide more cream than the flagship offering. The Big Pack version of the classic variety includes six large, individually wrapped yellow cakes layered with cream, covered in white icing and decorated with fudge stripes. They are available for an SRP of $4.49 per pack.
Rich’s introduces retail-ready merchandisers for three Our Specialty Treat Shop cookie flavors, plus a merchandiser for gourmet Christie Cookie’s Triple Chocolate Cookie. The Christie Cookie merchandiser is packed with 12 handcrafted Triple Chocolate Cookies made with high-quality ingredients, such as 100% real butter, Madagascar vanilla and pure cane sugar. The premium portfolio includes 11 flavors in a variety of formats.
Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle launched two limited-edition seasonal treats: Brownie Brittle Peppermint and Brownie Brittle Hot Chocolate Marshmallow. Holiday Peppermint is topped with chocolate chips and peppermint flakes. Both varieties have 120 calories per serving. The limited-edition flavors are available for an SRP of $3.99 per 4-ounce bag.
good2grow debuted Snackers, the company’s initial entry into the food category. Snackers combine nutrition with collectable licensed character tops and wholesome ingredients. good2grow Snackers are sold in 2-ounce, single-serve packages and feature baked oat and wheat crackers in two flavors, Cinnamon and Chocolate, with re-closable and reusable lids.