Salty Snacks

Chanil, Debra
June 2004
Convenience Store News;6/14/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p65
Trade Publication
As a prime target of attack by low-carb trends currently sweeping the retail landscape, packaged salty snacks are fighting back with new product lines and creative merchandising. While the incidence of salty snack purchasing — that is, the percentage of convenience store (c-store) shoppers who made a salty snack purchase in the past month— has remained steady in the past year, the number of purchases made by these shoppers has shown a clear decline. In order to staunch the flow of shoppers heading toward snack alternatives, including meat snacks and protein bars, a number of helpful strategies are available to c-store retailers to help this Top 10 c-store category fight back.


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