In recent years, both emerging and major jerky companies have launched products emphasizing their artisanal, natural, gourmet or premium origins. While those offerings have mostly been seeded in the grocery channels, the focus has shifted to that of convenience stores.
In this interview recorded at NACS Show 2017, 4505 Chicharrones CEO and founder Ryan Farr discussed how he’s educating consumers about premium pork rinds, why consumers want natural options in c-stores and how the category fits into convenience retailers’ overall commitment to making healthier options more accessible.
Denver, Colorado-based company, Tundalaya has recently launched the latest addition to their ultra-convenient, ultra-smart beauty and wellness product line.
Village Tea Company Distribution, Inc., a division of Affinity Beverage Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: ABVG), announced that the Company, as part of its ongoing effort to introduce more Americans to the benefits of drinking quality loose leaf tea, has been invited by The Florida Panthers and On the Move, Florida’s Convenience Store to participate in a unique sales and promotions partnership opportunity which will include in store displays at 11 On the Move Florida’s Convenience Store locations.
Last week, TV host Andy Cohen, a foodie in his own right, joined fellow food aficionados to launch Snack Week, a week-long celebration of snacking and the launch pad for the new Hillshire Snacking brand of premium snacks. Made with high quality ingredients and bold, interesting flavors, Hillshire Snacking brand delivers perfectly portioned protein snacks for a new, elevated on-the-go eating experience.
At this year’s NACS Expo, sellers of all kinds pointed out their healthy, organic, and sustainable bona fides. This video survey shows some of the brands and trends influencing convenience store retailing, and looks to John Mackey, the co-CEO of Whole Foods for an indication of where the future of the channel might lie.
Gratify Foods, the maker of delicious certified gluten-free snacks, introduced new 2-ounce snack packs at the National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Las Vegas. The newest addition to the Gratify Gluten Free portfolio will be available in convenience stores nationwide in early 2016.