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10 Consumer Insights on Snacking in America

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Snacking just isn’t what it used to be. It’s evolving, actually. And for companies that make and sell sweet snacks, salty snacks, carbonated beverages, and other high calorie snacks…that could be good or bad or both.

Field Agent recently surveyed 500 snackers, split evenly between men and women, to obtain a better idea of snacking in present day America. We asked 10 questions (right), to understand how snacking behavior has changed, is changing, and will change. The survey addressed other snacking questions as well.

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10 Consumer Insights on Snacking in America

  1. 1. CONSUMER INSIGHTS on Snacking 10 by
  2. 2. Which best describes how much you eat/drink now compared to 5 years ago? 3 Which best describes how much you expect to be eating/drinking 5 years from now? 4 In what ways, if any, do you snack differently today than you did in the past? 5 Why are you snacking differently today than you did in the past? 6 How concerned are you about consuming healthy snack foods and beverages? 7 Rate the following snack items by your perception of how unhealthy they are. 7 When do you snack during a typical day? 8 Which of the following emotions do you at least sometimes feel after you've eaten a high-calorie or otherwise unhealthy snack? 9 Rank the following by how important they are to you when buying and eating snack foods. 10 Where do you regularly purchase snack (i.e., non-meal) foods and/or beverages from? 11 TABLE OF CONTENTS Snacking just isn’t what it used to be. It’s evolving, actually. And for companies that make and sell sweet snacks, salty snacks, carbonated beverages, and other high calorie snacks…that could be good or bad or both. Field Agent recently surveyed 500 snackers, split evenly between men and women, to obtain a better idea of snacking in present day America. We asked 10 questions (right), to understand how snacking behavior has changed, is changing, and will change. The survey addressed other snacking questions as well. Snacking just isn’t what it used to be. It’s evolving, actually. And for companies that make and sell sweet snacks, salty snacks, carbonated beverages, and other high calorie snacks…that could be good or bad or both. Field Agent recently surveyed 500 snackers, split evenly between men and women, to obtain a better idea of snacking in present day America. We asked 10 questions (right), to understand how snacking behavior has changed, is changing, and will change. The survey addressed other snacking questions as well.
  3. 3. For the following snack categories, which BEST describes how much you eat/drink NOW compared to 5 YEARS AGO? CHOCOLATE CANDY ICE CREAM/ FROZEN TREATS SWEET BAKED SNACKS SALTY SNACKS SODAS/CARBONATED BEVERAGES 22% 26% 51% 29% 28% 43% 26% 33% 41% 39% 36% 25% 23% 20% 54% More than 5 Years ago Same as 5 Years ago Less than 5 Years ago 3 1
  4. 4. For the following snack categories, which BEST describes how much you EXPECT to be eating/drinking 5 YEARS FROM NOW, when compared to today? CHOCOLATE CANDY ICE CREAM/ FROZEN TREATS SWEET BAKED SNACKS SALTY SNACKS SODAS/CARBONATED BEVERAGES 3% 43% 54% 7% 47% 46% 9% 41% 50% More than 5 Years ago Same as 5 Years ago Less than 5 Years ago4% 30% 64% 9% 55% 36% 4 2
  5. 5. In what ways, if any, do you snack DIFFERENTLY today than you did in the past? CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY. 5 I EAT MORE FRESH SNACKS 52% 46% 43% 42% 38% 38% I HAVE CUT OUT CERTAIN TYPES OF SNACKS I HAVE SWITCHED TO HEALTHIER SNACK BRANDS I MONITOR MORE CLOSELY SNACK CALORIES, FAT CONTENT I EAT LESS FREQUENT SNACKS I EAT SMALLER PORTIONS/ SERVING SIZES I EAT LOWER CALORIE SNACKS 22% 3
  6. 6. WHY are you snacking differently today than you did in the past? CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY. 6 TO LIVE HEALTHIER IN GENERAL 80% 67% 61% 38% 36% 34% TO FEEL BETTER TO LOSE WEIGHT TO LOOK BETTER/ MORE ATTRACTIVE TO SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS (E.G., KIDS) TO SAVE MONEY TO KEEP SNACKS OUT OF THE HOUSE 16% TO AVOID SUPPORTING COMPANIES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO OBESITY 9% 4 n = 454
  7. 7. How concerned are you about consuming healthy snack foods and beverages, on a scale from 0-10, where 10 is extremely concerned and 0 is not at all concerned. Rate the following snack items by your perception of how unhealthy they are, on a scale from 0-10, where 10 is extremely unhealthy and 0 is not at all unhealthy. 7 0 10 6.90 0 10 4.07 SALTED NUTS REGULAR POTATO CHIPS REGULAR CANDY BARS REGULAR SODAS/SOFT DRINKS 0 10 7.02 0 10 7.57 0 10 8.10 5 6
  8. 8. WHEN do you snack during a TYPICAL DAY? CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY. 8 55% 54% 37% 36% 34% 11% 10% 1% LATE EVENING LATE AFTERNOON EARLY AFTERNOON LATE MORNING EARLY EVENING EARLY MORNING THROUGH THE NIGHT I DO NOT SNACK AT ALL ON THE TYPICAL DAY 7
  9. 9. Which of the following EMOTIONS do you at least sometimes feel AFTER you've eaten a high-calorie or otherwise unhealthy snack? CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY. 9 40% 39% 34% 33% 22% GUILTY SATISFACTION/CONTENTMENT JOY/PLEASURE REGRET DEPRESSED/DISAPPOINTED 8
  10. 10. Where 1 is most important and 5 least important, rank the following by how important they are to you when buying and eating snack foods. 10 RANK 1 RANK 2 RANK 3 RANK 4 RANK 5 TASTE GENERAL NUTRITION PRICE / VALUE CONVENIENCE SPECIFIC LABEL CLAIM 39% ranked Taste #1 25% 38% ranked Price #3 21% 32% ranked Convenience #4 53% ranked Specific Label #5 33% ranked Nutrition #1 22% 24% 9
  11. 11. WHERE do you REGULARLY purchase snack (i.e., non-meal) foods and/or beverages from? CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY. 11 79% 77% 41% 28% 26% 23% 17% 16% 4% GROCERY STORE MASS MERCHAN- DISERS CONVENIENCE STORES CHECKOUT LINES DRUG STORES DOLLAR STORES SPECIALTY STORES VENDING MACHINES ONLINE 10
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Snacking just isn’t what it used to be. It’s evolving, actually. And for companies that make and sell sweet snacks, salty snacks, carbonated beverages, and other high calorie snacks…that could be good or bad or both. Field Agent recently surveyed 500 snackers, split evenly between men and women, to obtain a better idea of snacking in present day America. We asked 10 questions (right), to understand how snacking behavior has changed, is changing, and will change. The survey addressed other snacking questions as well.

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