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February 19, 2013

For years, toddlers have started their mornings watching Elmo and Cookie Monster on "Sesame Street." Now they can also enjoy these characters' friendly faces at breakfast and snack times throughout the day.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — For years, toddlers have started their mornings watching Elmo and Cookie Monster on "Sesame Street." Now they can also enjoy these characters' friendly faces at breakfast and snack times throughout the day. Post Foods has introduced Post Sesame Street cereal, a wholesome, whole grain, oat-based cereal for children.

January 15, 2013

Sabra Dipping Co. has added a new Grab N Go pack featuring Sabra’s Homestyle Medium Salsa and Tostitos Bite Size Rounds tortilla chips to its lineup of popular Grab N Go fresh snacks.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Sabra Dipping Co. has added a new Grab N Go pack featuring Sabra’s Homestyle Medium Salsa and Tostitos Bite Size Rounds tortilla chips to its lineup of popular Grab N Go fresh snacks.

The new product marks the first time Sabra has offered its refrigerated salsa in a single serving size. Sabra salsas are made from hand-selected tomatoes that are combined with chunky vegetables, herbs and spices. Suggested retail on the new product is $2.99.

January 7, 2013

Snacks used to be primarily something given to children as a reward, but today, they're a major part of Americans' eating habits, according to a new report.

NEW YORK — Snacks used to be primarily something given to children as a reward, but today, they're a major part of Americans' eating habits, according to a new report.

Bellevue, Wash.-based market research firm The Hartman Group surveyed members of HartmanSalt.com, a food information website and used data from its Eating Occasions Database to find that Americans, on average, eat 2.3 snacks per day, most frequently in the afternoon, evening and late at night.

January 4, 2013

Popcorn, Indiana — maker of all-natural popcorn snacks — announced the debut of FIT, a new line of better-for-you popcorn that will be available in stores nationwide this month.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Popcorn, Indiana — maker of all-natural popcorn snacks — announced the debut of FIT, a new line of better-for-you popcorn that will be available in stores nationwide this month.

Boasting amazing taste, crispy crunch, 40 calories or less and just 2 g of fat per cup, FIT is ideal for those who are looking to snack smarter, not just skinnier, and don't want to sacrifice on flavor.

November 29, 2012

Kellogg announced a lineup of innovative additions to its most successful brands for 2013, featuring new flavors and healthier options for snacking.


SUPPLIER NEWS — Kellogg announced a lineup of innovative additions to its most successful brands for 2013, featuring new flavors and healthier options for snacking.


November 28, 2012

The company decided to expand their kids' line of fruit snacks as they learned adults 18 years and older made up 30% of their consumer base.

NEW YORK — GoGo Squeez has introduced a new line of squeezable, resealable, spoon-free fruit-in-a-pouch snacks, Fast Fruit, specifically developed for adults. The company decided to expand their kids line of fruit snacks as they learned adults 18 years and older made up 30% of their consumer base.

November 16, 2012

Kellogg on Thursday announced a lineup of innovative additions to its most successful brands for 2013, featuring new flavors and healthier options for snacking.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Kellogg on Thursday announced a lineup of innovative additions to its most successful brands for 2013, featuring new flavors and healthier options for snacking.

"We are building off these [snack] brands with new products that reflect our deep understanding of people's evolving taste preferences and nutrition needs," said Alan Gravely, SVP marketing and innovation for Kellogg Snacks.

October 29, 2012

Cracker Jack is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of "a prize in every box" by teaming up with Walgreens stores to give consumers the chance to win a diamond ring valued at $1,000, the company announced Monday.

PLANO, Texas — Cracker Jack is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of "a prize in every box" by teaming up with Walgreens stores to give consumers the chance to win a diamond ring valued at $1,000, the company announced Monday. 

October 16, 2012

Kettle Brand has added toasted snacks to its portfolio of all-natural snacks. New Kettle Brand Bakes are toasted rather than kettle-cooked and contain 65% less fat than Kettle’s fried chips.

SALEM, Ore. — Kettle Brand has added toasted snacks to its portfolio of all-natural snacks. New Kettle Brand Bakes are toasted rather than kettle-cooked and contain 65% less fat than Kettle’s fried chips. They contain no trans fats, no artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives.

Kettle Brand Bakes are the only baked potato chip on the market made from slices of real potato seasoned with natural, savory flavors. Competitive baked crisps are made using dehydrated potato pulp and flakes.

October 8, 2012

Mars Chocolate already may have unveiled its lineup of new treats for Halloween, Valentine's Day, as well as the winter holiday season, but the company announced that it is adding new items to its Easter 2013 lineup.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate already may have unveiled its lineup of new treats for Halloween, Valentine's Day, as well as the winter holiday season, but the company announced that it is adding new items to its Easter 2013 lineup.

The new Easter 2013 lineup includes:

  • Snickers Peanut Butter Squared minis;

September 27, 2012

Happy Family's latest Happy Creamies and Happy Baby Starting Solids pouches are making their way to store shelves.

NEW YORK — Happy Family's latest Happy Creamies and Happy Baby Starting Solids pouches are making their way to store shelves.

Dairy-free and gluten-free, Happy Creamies snacks are made with coconut milk and are available in three flavors for babies and toddlers: Strawberry, raspberry and carrot; carrot, mango and orange; and apple, spinach, pea and kiwi, all containing 50% vegetable ingredients. Happy Creamies are available for a suggested retail price of $3.59 per 1-oz. bag.

September 18, 2012

Whether packing lunches or providing an on-the-go pick-me-up, parents want more from the snacks they give their kids.

Whether packing lunches or providing an on-the-go pick-me-up, parents want more from the snacks they give their kids. “Snacks have to be nutritious, convenient and nutrient-dense,” said June Jo Lee, VP of The Hartman Group. Alternative grains, low-sugar and bean-based snacks are hot, and portion control is important. With nut allergies on the rise in the last decade, sales of nut-free snacks are increasing. Consumers are moving away from soy, which could be the next high-fructose 
corn syrup.


 

 

September 6, 2012

Popcorn, Indiana is sweetening up the snacks aisle.

NEW YORK — Popcorn, Indiana is sweetening up the snacks aisle.

The company said it has reintroduced its limited-edition flavor line. New to the portfolio this year are chocolate peanut butter kettlecorn and dark fudge peppermint kettlecorn. What's more, Popcorn, Indiana has added more flavors to its year-round lineup: almond biscotti popcorn and roasted peanut caramel popcorn. The new varieties are all natural, gluten free, contain whole grains and have zero trans fats, cholesterol or preservatives.

August 20, 2012

Eight supermarkets in the Richmond, Va., area are using one of the most important parts of the store to promote healthy eating: the checkout lane.

RICHMOND, Va. — Eight supermarkets in the Richmond, Va., area are using one of the most important parts of the store to promote healthy eating: the checkout lane.

Martin's Food Markets, part of the Ahold USA's Giant-Carlisle chain, announced it had partnered with the Richmond City Health District and Greater Richmond Fit4Kids in launching "Healthy Ideas" checkout lanes at the stores. Items will include fruit, nuts, snack packs from the store's Nature's Promise natural and organic section, nutrition bars and 100% fruit juice.

August 20, 2012

Living Essentials is planning to expand its portfolio into snack bars in early 2013, according to a Reuters report published last week.

NEW YORK — Living Essentials is planning to expand its portfolio into snack bars in early 2013, according to a Reuters report published last week. The low-calorie snack bar will hold off hunger for three hours, according to the report. The brand name of the new bar was not disclosed.

August 20, 2012

Snacking is no longer limited to between-meal munching. “The food culture is changing, and snacking occasions are much broader,” said Blaine Becker, a representative for The Hartman Group.

Snacking is no longer limited to between-meal munching. “The food culture is changing, and snacking occasions are much broader,” said Blaine Becker, a representative for The Hartman Group. Becker said consumers are snacking more frequently during the day and often are reaching for more substantial, healthier snacks.

Research from The Hartman Group indicated that for millennial consumers, the lines between meals have blurred, and “three squares” a day are being replaced by smaller, more frequent meals.

May 31, 2012

Clif Bar on Thursday introduced its Clif Kit’s Organic line, featuring snack bars made with 100% organic fruit and nuts.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Thursday introduced its Clif Kit’s Organic line, featuring snack bars made with 100% organic fruit and nuts.

The line was inspired by Kit Crawford, co-CEO of Clif Bar. Each bar contains just a handful of ingredients and is gluten-, soy- and dairy-free. The snack bar will be available in four flavors — berry almond, cashew, chocolate almond coconut and peanut butter.

Suggested retail price for the bars is $1.59.

April 18, 2012

A new line of nut cluster snacks is looking to expand its market reach.

ST. LOUIS — A new line of nut cluster snacks is looking to expand its market reach.

What-A-Ya Nuts?! was launched in the St. Louis market last year by Howie Sher, a fourth-generation former supermarket owner, who sought to create a brand that touted better-for-you snacking alternatives. The line What-A-Ya Nuts?! line features four varieties, including Jalapeño Hysteria, Maple Cinnamon Madness, Cracked Parmesan Pepper and Stark Raving Chocolate, and currently is available at Schnucks, along with other St. Louis-area supermarkets and specialty and convenience shops.

April 13, 2012

Anheuser-Busch’s Michelob Ultra brand has launched a new iced tea and lemonade-flavored alcohol beverage that’s inspired by the golf course.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Anheuser-Busch’s Michelob Ultra brand has launched a new iced tea and lemonade-flavored alcohol beverage that’s inspired by the golf course. New Ultra 19th Hole light tea and lemonade is a lighter alternative to traditional flavored malt beverages, the company said. Ultra 19th Hole is available in single-serve and four-packs of 16-oz. cans.


March 1, 2012

A California company plans to debut a series of health foods that it said would raise the bar on efficacy.

LOS ANGELES — A California company plans to debut a series of health foods that it said would raise the bar on efficacy.

Newtritious will debut samples of its products at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., between March 9 and 11.

January 12, 2012

Active Health Foods has introduced an energy bar designed for dialysis patients.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods has introduced an energy bar designed for dialysis patients.

The Active X double chocolate chip bar is made with an exclusive, proprietary formula and joins the company's current lineup of energy bars sold under the Active X and Active X Plus brands.

November 7, 2011

The heat is on in the snack food aisle. “A lot of growth in the category is coming from more flavorful offerings, particularly in the chip category,” said Chris Clark, a spokesman for the Snack Food Association.

The heat is on in the snack food aisle. “A lot of growth in the category is coming from more flavorful offerings, particularly in the chip category,” said Chris Clark, a spokesman for the Snack Food Association. “Manufacturers have been expanding their offerings in the area so that one manufacturer has not just one, but ten barbecue chip flavors.”

October 19, 2011

Consumers looking for healthy meal solutions on the go have a new option: GoPicnic, a line of eight convenient, shelf-stable ready-to-eat meals.

CHICAGO — Consumers looking for healthy meal solutions on the go have a new option: GoPicnic, a line of eight convenient, shelf-stable ready-to-eat meals. The brand partners with such top-quality manufacturers as Late July Organics and Old Wisconsin to develop meals that are all-natural and contain no preservatives. All menus have fewer than 500 calories; four of the options are gluten-free.


September 30, 2011

Inventure Foods has teamed up with Nathan's Famous to offer ready-to-eat snacks that will be available at retailers this fall.

PHOENIX — Inventure Foods has teamed up with Nathan's Famous to offer ready-to-eat snacks that will be available at retailers this fall.

Inventure Foods said that its lineup will include Nathan's crunchy crinkle fries, which will be available in cheddar cheese, chili cheese and honey mustard flavors and packaged in 2- to 3.5-oz. bags for a suggested retail price to $1.99 to $2.19. Additionally, Nathan's crinkle cut potato chips will be available in a single-serve, 1.25-oz. size that will retail from $.99 to $1.29.

September 12, 2011

United Kingdom-based organic kids’ brand Ella’s Kitchen is rolling out a number of products that were launched exclusively in Target in July.

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, U.K. — United Kingdom-based organic kids’ brand Ella’s Kitchen is rolling out a number of products that were launched exclusively in Target in July. The First Tastes line, which includes squeezable fruit and fruit-and-rice combinations, was created for babies transitioning to solid foods.


Toddlers and preschoolers also have developed a taste for Ella’s “smoothie fruit” squeezable products, and moms are including them as take-along snacks in lunchboxes.