Food brands and the effect of snacking

Yogurt used to be a nice light snack.

The era of three square meals is over. Twenty-four per cent of consumers say they no longer sit down for meals but snack throughout the day.

The ramifications for food makers are considerable. Take yogurt. It used to be a snack; now it’s a meal. And V8 juice has morphed from just a beverage to a snack.

As this transformation occurs, food manufacturers must re-examine how they market such products. Portion sizes and prices may need to be altered, notes an article in Convenience Store Products.

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