Can’t stay away from the discourse surrounding consumer’s demands for better-for-you snack offerings. The intersection of on-the-go consumers who demand better-for-you category of snacks often lands in convenience store aisles, and the data suggests that the C-store segment of the market is not shrinking anytime soon. In fact, convenience store sales increased more than 5% year-to-year from ’14 to ’15 with no expectations of that trend reversing course.
With that in mind and knowing that the inside C-store sales annually are well over 2 billion dollars annually, packaged bakery, fresh bakery, cookie and snack bar developers/manufacturers need to have items that can both indulge consumers sweet tooth but also exhibit a real effort to produce foods that show a focus on health & wellness.
More than ever, Stewart Ingredient Systems is well-positioned to help co-develop these products with our long-standing history of innovating within the health and wellness snack category. Our fillings and toppings represent the vehicle to find nutraceutical benefit in snacks more directly than perhaps focusing innovation on the base of the product.
“Convenience Stores Hit Record In-Store Sales in 2015”
General Mills Convenience & Foodservice
“Satisfying Convenience Store Shoppers’ Sweet Cravings”