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Naked Debuts Snack Bars

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Naked Juice Co. is launching its new Fruit, Nut & Veggie Bars this month. The new products will be available in the refrigerated section at retailers nationwide by the end of February, the company said. This marks the first time the company is releasing a nonbeverage product in its 35-year history.

Consumers Go Veggie or Go Home

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Snacks owe their growth in part to consumer sensibilities. Consumers want more options, and they want to eat them more often.

The category is such big business that tried-and-true convenience-store favorites ­potato chips, pretzels, popcorn and jerky‑ aren't even the biggest movers in the category. Healthy alternatives, such as chips made with vegetables, are enjoying considerable growth and revitalizing the category as a whole, according to Packaged Facts' report, Snack Food Nutrition Trends: Pulses, Vegetables and Grains in Salty Snacks and Crackers.

Developments in the Snack Aisle

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Snacks are big business. And that big business is getting bigger—especially for convenience and dollar stores.

There’s a lot to consider when building your snack set: evolving flavor trends, new pressures from e-commerce providers (most of whom acknowledge snack varieties are a centerpiece of their selling portfolios) and the mercurial trends surrounding kids’ habits and tendencies.