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“The snacking territory in the universe right now is probably some of the most exciting that we’ve seen given all the opportunities,

SNACKING ON IDEAS WITH SALLY LYONS WYATT: PART II

IRI on snacks 2014: ‘Consider this your transition year’

By Kacey CULLINEY

Snack firms should brace for a transition year shaped by new competition but brimming with opportunities in digital brand building and expansion, says a leading sector analyst.

Snack competition ramped up a notch in 2013 with quick-serve mega chains like McDonald's wanting a piece of snacking action, says IRI snack expert

Snacking on ideas with Sally Lyons Wyatt: Part I

IRI executive: Snacks faced a competitive shark tank last year

By Kacey CULLINEY

Snack makers survived a difficult 2013 with increased competition forming a much larger battleground that included quick-serve, online and even airlines, says a leading sector analyst.

Rhythm Superfoods' Superfood chips combine non-GMO corn with vegetables and pea protein, hitting home on consumers' focus on minimally processed products, traceable ingredients and 'value beyond price'.

Insights from Expo West 2014

From ancient wisdom to the new transparency: Trend spotting at Expo West

By Maggie Hennessy

The natural products market continues to grow and achieve scale, reaching $150 billion last year and projected to hit $226 billion by 2018—with 68% of that coming from food and beverage products, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.

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