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Many Americans are snacking more, but looking for bargains in the snack aisle

Feb 9, 2024
Snacks account for more than a quarter of food and beverage spending. Returning to the office may be boosting sales.
Snacks account for more than a quarter of U.S. food and beverage spending, but PepsiCo is dealing with a bit of a sales crunch.
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Pandemic or not, consumers have an appetite for sweet snacks

May 17, 2021
The snack industry is seeing inflation, so you may have to pay a higher price for those cupcakes.
A stack of boxes of Twinkies, Hostess' most popular product, sits on a grocery store shelf. Hostess went public today, after years of financial strife and transformation.

Food companies are banking on our urge to snack

Aug 30, 2019
Processed food has been going out of fashion for years, but healthy snacks are driving up sales for old-school food companies like the Campbell Soup Co.
Snacks and drinks with higher nutritional value are displayed during a news conference on school food nutrition in 2003 in Washington, DC.
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Ferrero seeks more U.S. shelf space with Kellogg deal

Apr 1, 2019
The Italian company — maker of global staple, Nutella — is buying several cookie and snack brands from Kellogg Co., which is trying to focus on other hit brands, like Cheez-It crackers. The deal will give Ferrero more visibility in snack aisles across the U.S. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Jars of Nutella are displayed on a shelf at a market in San Francisco, California. 

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Nestle will ditch its U.S. candy business next year

Dec 21, 2017
If you’re a fan of Butterfinger or Crunch bar or Raisinets or any of the dozens of candies that Nestle makes, your sweet tooth may soon be beholden to a new owner. Swiss food giant Nestle is getting out of the U.S. candy business by the first quarter of next year, selling its confectionery holdings […]

So how's the lawyer/food blogger economy looking?

Dec 19, 2017
He and his wife are comfortable but chipping away at their student debt.
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Wheat Thins go on a diet

Jan 7, 2016
Wheat Thins are getting 14 percent thinner, and it says a lot about how we snack.

What's the military doing in our food?

A new book investigates how the military influences the way we eat.
A meal made by the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.
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Kellogg's snacks on Pringles

Feb 15, 2012
The cereal giant will pay $2.7 billion for the chips in the cardboard tube. Pringles gives Kellogg's a bigger stake in the after-breakfast market. But why such a high price?