Snacking is a growing trend and consumers are snacking more frequently. About half of today’s consumers (51 percent) say they eat snacks at least twice a day and 31 percent say they’re snacking more frequently than they were two years ago. According to Technomic, Americans also are broadening their definition of a snack to encompass a wider range of foods and beverages.
“Snacking occasions represent a growth channel for restaurant operators. The retail market is aggressively promoting snacks, but there’s plenty of room for restaurants to expand their snack programs and grab share. By providing more innovative, healthy and easily portable snacks, and boosting variety, restaurants can position themselves to increase incremental traffic and sales –particularly among a younger customer base.” Darren Tristano, executive vice president of Technomic.
In an article by WholeFoods Magazine called “Healthy Snacking on the Rise in the US” this article reports that more Americans are snacking more than ever before – but are also make smarter snacking choices. In a recent survey taken, 33% of the survey population is snacking on healthier foods than they were last year.
Snacking includes healthier or “better for you beverages” which include Cafe Essentials Organic and Gourmet specialty frappes, iced and barista based beverages.
Cafe Essentials provides operators the opportunity to serve clean label coffee house style beverages to their customers. Cafe Essentials is free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, no hydrogenated oils, no trans fats and provides strong, distinct and authentic taste profiles.