Having broadened their view of snacks beyond such items as chips, cookies, and crackers, consumers today are more likely to consider any small portion of food as a potential snacking candidate. Retailers, however, have not caught up to this new consumer thinking (while only 20% of consumers today define snacks traditionally, 40% of retailers still do so). This perceptual gap separating retailers and their customers is alarming — an indication that, as a group, retailers do not fully recognize their competition within the snack market.
The report didn’t survey producers, but I am not sure they are any more enlightened. This kind of stuff is crucial because, whether a producer or a retailer, you don’t want to be put in the position of just trying to sell “stuff” for some unidentified purpose.
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