GM/Consumables

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Low-fat versions slower to catch on

Despite a growing number of consumers identifying themselves as healthy snackers, sales of more traditional snack foods — potato chips, corn chips and cheesy snacks — continue to flourish.

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Bloks provide chewable energy

Since their introduction a few years ago, Clif Bar & Co.’s Shot Bloks have been among the best-selling nutrition bars in the specialty store segment. 

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FruitChia bars pack in nutrients

Alexa Health Products’ FruitChia bars have garnered a great deal of attention over the past year. Made with only two ingredients — fruit and chia seeds — the naturally sweetened, gluten-free bars provide a mixture of antioxidants, dietary fiber, and omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. 

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Healthy intros influence eating habits

While public health officials and the media continue to trumpet how many Americans’ eating habits can adversely affect their health, consumers do not yet seem ready to swear off traditional snack foods in favor of more healthy options.

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Retailers take advantage of iBeacon

iBeacon technology, the Apple iOS 7 feature that helps mobile devices track their position relative to stationary beacons by using low-frequency Bluetooth transmissions, is getting quite a bit of attention from retailers.