Sweet treats and nostalgic favorites can make your store a snacking destination
Convenience and retail stores are a top snacking destination for consumers. With the continued rise of the snacking generation and the improved reputation of convenience store fresh food offerings, stores have an opportunity to extend their foodservice program with more fresh snacking items.
Snack food eating occasions driven by a need for favorites, cravings or the need to reward oneself — which typically involve the more indulgent snack foods — will continue to grow over the next five years.
– David Portalatin, NPD food industry advisor and author of Eating Patterns in America
The State of Snacking: 2019 American Consumer Snacking Trends Study, Mondelez
NPD Group’s Future of Snacking
Get Creative, Go Beyond
Just think of some of the great options that can come from having both a store-made cookie program and self-serve ice cream bar, in addition to existing foodservice program staples:
Ice cream sandwich cookies
Root Beer floats
Ice cream coffee drinks