The Right Stuff for Snacking
People are snacking.
What was already a trend of all-day snacking has been amplified in the past year.
of all food and beverage occasions are SNACKING occasions
The Big Crave
Hunger may be at the heart of snacking, but several factors play into consumers’ choice of snack.
At a premium:
Today’s shoppers want foods made with familiar, wholesome ingredients.
Easy does it:
GRAB-AND-GO and ON-THE-GO eating is fueling interest in portable snacks, including those available at c-stores.
What’s in a name?
On-the-go shoppers have go-to BRANDS THAT THEY TRUST for taste and quality.
The Right Stuff for Savory Snack Seekers: Bosco Sticks
Bosco Sticks are one of those go-to brands, savored as snacks across channels and dayparts.
Bosco® Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Breadstick
Bosco® Mozzarella Cheese Stuffed Breadstick
KNOWN, TRUSTED AND CRAVED across consumer demographics
Bosco Sticks are convenient for BOTH shoppers AND c-store operators.
Serve Bosco Sticks using different methods: BAKE, DEEP FRY or MICROWAVE
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snacks on a
PER CAPITA BASIS, compared to 505 in 2015
of consumers say that having SUFFICIENT SNACK FOODS AVAILABLE DURING THE PANDEMIC has been important to them
of MILLENNIALS are snacking more often than before
of consumers are most likely to order BAKED GOODS for a snack outside of regular meals
71% OF CONSUMERS are happy to pay a higher retail price for food products made with INGREDIENTS THEY KNOW AND TRUST.
NEARLY HALF (45%) of retailers, suppliers/manufacturers and wholesaler/distributors expect prepared food to increase in sales and volume this year.
When deciding which snacks to eat or drink, 27% OF CONSUMERS SAY it is very important that the snack is made “by a brand I like.”
VERSATILE products, eaten throughout the day and as appetizers, accompaniments or single-serving snacks
MADE-FROM-SCRATCH quality with premium ingredients
SAFE to sell and eat
BRANDED SLEEVES for effective merchandising
(The Hartman Group, 2021)
Americans are now eating
(Ingredient Communications, 2019)
(2021 CS News Forecast Study)
(The Hartman Group, February 2021)