the future of snacking

The Future of Snacking

The Future of Snacking

Snacking is a consumer barometer for mood, behavior or even how busy we are. While snacking helped us cope or stay entertained during the pandemic, now it reflects our return to active lifestyles. Darren Seifer, food and beverage industry analyst, shares insights on snacking trends, how different generations approach snacking and opportunities for snacking success.






Key takeaways:

  • We snack differently depending on age. The youngest consumers’ snacking is controlled by their parents, who are looking for healthy options to tide kids over to the next meal.
  • It's not teens who are the heaviest snackers. It's consumers in their 40s, but currently, those Gen Xers aren’t the biggest populations, so they’re not driving much growth.
  • Immunity is less important now than during the pandemic, but digestive and calming attributes are still sought.

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