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The State of Snacking 2022

While the pandemic was a blow to much of brick-and-mortar retail, convenience stores saw the stars align for packaged-snack merchandising as consumers relied heavily on daily snacking occasions across all dayparts. Two years later, snacks continue to live a charmed existence (up 21% year-over-year in April) despite soaring inflation (8.6% in May), a lofty consumer price index (a record 292 points) and chronic supply-chain problems that have added to pricing issues.
Here are six key trends to keep an eye on ...

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