The company also is expanding its distribution into Kroger stores.
March 29, 2022
Clio Snacks, Piscataway, N.J., unveiled three new additions to its refrigerated handheld bar portfolio: Chocolate Greek yogurt bars, Vanilla less sugar yogurt bars and Vanilla Almond granola & yogurt parfait bars.
Americans are snacking more often. The NPD Group notes that U.S. consumers added 25 between-meal snacking occasions per capita in the five years ending in 2020 (from 505 occasions in 2015 to 530 in 2020).
By consuming snacks, consumers are meeting a wide range of personal needs ranging from indulgence and comfort to nutritional benefits and emotional considerations. Innovating with dairy ingredients plays an increasing role in this trend.
A new year is here, so it's time for fresh starts and lofty goals. For dairy processors, it's also a prime time to go after some untapped (or under-tapped) product development opportunities that are likely to resonate with consumers.
Dairy foods and beverages are sold in smaller and more convenient snack-size packaging. You’ll find yogurt on a stick and cheese in single-serve packs. Dairy is even used to make packaging; The USDA has developed a film made from milk protein.