Dairy Ingredients, Consumer Insights, United States, Global, Dairy Proteins, Clean Label, Snacking, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Snack Trends
Making Snacks Part of Daily Routines
Snack formulations are getting more complex as consumers view snacking as more than a filler between meals. Susan Larson, Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, says that even though more consumers snack throughout the day, formulators shouldn’t rush to put product on the shelves without first considering the claims that consumers want most. Successful snacks offer what consumers want for each meal occasion.
Market Insights, Consumer Insights, Dairy Proteins, Snacking, Whey Protein, High Quality Protein, Snack Trends, Snacks
What Consumers Want in Snacks
Unexpected flavors. Value added benefits. Options to fit into any part of the day. These are the qualities consumers are looking for most when choosing snacks. With the change from less meals to more snacks, consumers are expecting better quality. The rise in snack popularity is also causing a rise in snack complexity. U.S. dairy ingredients can help make this less daunting.
Breakfast is Serving Up Snacking Opportunities
Snacks now have a larger base in the food and beverage industry due to well-received innovation in the category. Snacks continue to get healthier, simpler and smaller as consumers’ health and wellness goals have become more prominent. The most recent snack trends target specific meal occasions such as breakfast, and U.S. dairy ingredients can deliver in these product development efforts.
Market Insights, Cheese, Permeate, United States, Clean Label, Weight Management, New Year's Resolutions, Snacking, Whey Protein
Support New Year’s Resolutions with U.S. Dairy
Studies show that three of the top five most popular New Year’s resolutions are related to health and wellness. Each year, many people vouch to lose weight, eat healthier or exercise more. In 2016, support consumers by innovating with U.S. dairy to make these resolutions easier to achieve.