Consumers have less time for meals and are increasingly replacing meals with snacks—according to Technomic’s 2018 Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report, more consumers now than in 2016 say they replace one or two meals per day with snacks. Specifically, they’re craving quick, portable, shelf-stable eats with functional nutrition that can be packed into school lunches, eaten on the way to work or stored in a desk drawer for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Opportunity exists for convenience store retailers to highlight increased snacking occasions by offering a wider variety of snacks. By stocking a variety of items like functional foods and high-protein options, retailers can keep abreast of consumer trends and remain competitive.
Here is a way retailers can capitalize on increasing snack demands.
Excerpt from CSP.
As consumers seek more protein in their snack foods, HCS offers vegan cookies from the best plant based cookie recipes, sugar free granola and sugar free vegan cookies which all have been eniched with either rice and pea protein or with hemp protein or a combination of all three plant based proteins.