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Snacks & Candy

Portable Snack Options with Better-For-You Ingredients Spell Success Among Busy Consumers

While it’s still not quite business-as-usual for convenience-store retailers, many consumers’ needs for on-the-go snack options are quickly regaining traction.

Snacks & Candy

Cracking the Commuter Code: Select Snacks for Shoppers on the Go

As economies reopen, on-the-go consumers are a key prospect for convenience stores to increase retail food sales.

With many consumers beginning to commute to work and school again, convenience stores have a renewed opportunity to serve the shoppers who need a quick bite while they’re on the go.

Learning more about what consumers are looking for when they come in for a healthy snack—and who those consumers are—can help retailers offer the best product mix and merchandise it well.

Flavor and taste are the top attribute consumers seek in a snack, cited by 81% of consumers, according to the report. This is yet another reason meat snacks have become an increasingly important category for convenience-store operators.

Consumers have less time for meals and are increasingly replacing meals with snacks—according to Technomic’s 2018 Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report.

As consumers continue to replace meals with snacks throughout the day, they increasingly demand more from the snacking experience

Time-pressed customers are increasingly replacing meals with snacks, and are looking for something more substantial to satisfy their hunger.