Americans love snacks more than they ever have, but they still want their three meals a day, according to research by the NPD Group. Yet their addition of snacks to meals means more opportunities for convenience retailers.
Americans are culturally trained to want breakfast, lunch and dinner and instill the same habits in their children. But they are eating more portable, healthy snacks with their meals, NPD says, as reported by Food Business News.
While snacks aren’t replacing meals, about a third of Americans’ eating moments are snacks, NPD found.
Convenience stores can take advantage of the trend by offering more healthy snacks that can be eaten with or as meals.