Market Facts: Innovative snack mixes dominate the market

Consumer demand for healthier savory snacks is forcing companies to get creative with new snack mixes.

Top Five U.S. Brands in 2018

Brand            Company

Lays               PepsiCo Frito-Lay

Doritos           PepsiCo Frito-Lay

Cheetos         PepsiCo Frito-Lay

Ruffles           PepsiCo Frito-Lay

Jack Link’s     Links Snacks, Inc.

Market Analysis 

Healthier savory snacks are driving significant growth as consumers look to snack more wisely. Puffed snacks was the most dynamic category in 2018 with current value growth of 8 percent.

Snack mixes continue to draw consumer attention, providing a complex taste experience that is both unique and generally perceived as better for you. Innovations such as Hershey’s and Reese’s Popped Snack Mix, Cheez-Its Duoz, and Doritos Crunch Mix have combined well-known snack brands with other snack types to create an entirely new snacking experience that is on trend with consumers.

Even meat snack brand Oberto Snacks Inc. has experimented with this trend by adding meat snacks to a novel trail mix format with Oberto Trail Mix. High levels of innovation in these snack mixes are expected to maintain consumer interest and drive growth.

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Source: Euromonitor

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