Snacking on the rise

More and more Americans are turning to snacks instead of traditional meals to get their sustenance. Half of all consumer choose a snack over a meal four times a week, and more than a quarter go the snack route up to seven times a week.

The free-from movement is in full force

These days, what a product doesn’t have in it is often the key attribute for consumers. “Free-from” is taking up a higher percentage of new product launches every year, with sugar, carbs, red meat, gluten and dairy at the top of shoppers’ no-no lists.