February was labeled as national “Snack Month” in 1989. The story of its origin goes that pair of young advertising executives was tasked with solving the industry’s lull in the month. Thus “Snack Month” was born. Today, snacks never really have a bad month as America runs on quick snacks. In recent studies it was found that American diet habits have changed into 2 main diet trends. Instead of the traditional 3 square meals, a moderately sized breakfast and lunch with a larger supper to finish, people are replacing it with a large breakfast and lunch with a small dinner. This diet trend is very popular among young Americans today. The other diet commonly followed is eating one large breakfast and eating various other small healthy snacks throughout the day. From this we expose our nation’s true devotion to snack food!
With so many snacks being sold nationwide, many are asking “what do people want?” The answer is very telling of our country’s habits. The highest selling snack offers no surprise to most as 15% of Americans say that they reach for candy during those mid-day slumps. Second highest though is promising, as 13% of working American’s indulge in fresh fruit! Chips, peanuts, and crackers follow with similar numbers proving America’s true love for junk food. It is important to note again that most nutritionist’s recommend eating healthy snacks for efficient energy production during the day.
It’s a no brainer to support your stores snack inventory. If you’d like to generate better snack sales, your presentation and how you market your snacks makes the difference when it becomes crunch time in the seasons. If you have any intention or thought about remodeling, your first phone call should be to Clark C-Store Solutions.