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The "Reporter" keeps you up to date with Lehi Valley news, tips and related industry news. You'll get an email each quarter letting you know of new content, but you can easily find past articles and information here.

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Why You Should Choose Private Label

June 20th, 2022

Convenience Store News shared an enlightening article about the "Four Reasons You Should Make the Jump Into Private Label", written by Renée M. Covino. They shared the results of a poll which showed that:

  • 91 percent of consumers agree that a good experience with store brand products makes them trust the store more;
  • 74 percent shop at a store specifically because of its store brands; and
  • 63 percent trust store brand products more than national brand products because store brands stand behind their products.

Younger generations in particular are inclined towards buying private label....

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Industry News: Mondelēz State of Snacking 2021 Recap

April 19th, 2022

Mondelēz International released their 2021 Global Consumer Snacking Trends Study, known as their annual State of Snacking™ report. This insightful report includes Mondelēz International’s proprietary findings about snacking trends as they relate to the role snacking plays in consumers’ lives as well as consumer preferences and how they have changed since the 2020 report was released.

Some key findings are:

85% eat at least one snack for sustenance and one snack for indulgence each day

When looking for snacks for sustenance, “62% reported replacing at least one meal with a snack, even hi...

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Introducing our NEW Snackworthy Program

April 19th, 2022

Starting in April 2022, we launched a new program for all non-bulk orders between $1000-$2500. Our goal in creating this program was to support our food safety initiatives and maintain efficiencies for both cost and timeliness.

This new program features the new Snackworthy one-label system, an assortment of our best-selling products by category (see available products listed below) and a wide variety of pack types including tubs, Uniform Packaging clear bags and Standard Packaging clear bags. The lead time from ordering to ship is 4 weeks, with some noted fulfillment blackout dates for 2022 li...

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Macadamia & White Chocolate Snack Bars

February 26th, 2022

So you’ve been making a bunch of homemade nut and seed butters, but how else do you enjoy them, besides spreading on toast or crackers? Well, this homemade snack bar is a great way to enjoy that creamy, rich macadamia nut butter in another easy recipe.

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How To: Homemade Nut & Seed Butters

January 14th, 2022

Ah…nuts! They’re crunchy, satisfying, nutritious and super versatile because you can use them in so many different culinary creations. They can form the base for non-dairy cheese and milk, dips and pates, flour and of course, butters, like the ones we’re sharing here. Raw nuts and seeds are full of vitamins and “good” fat.

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Four New Trails, Available Now

January 10th, 2022

Introducing four new trails, available now in all standard pack types: Pumpkin Spice Trail, Chocolate Peanut Butter Trail, Yogurt Trail, and Mangonada Trail.

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Market News: Positive Grocery Industry Forecasts

December 13th, 2021

There's no doubt retailers, including grocery industry retailers, have seen increasing challenges over that last two years.  Between higher costs of goods, supply chain challenges, and continued competition with digital commerce, retailers are looking for positive signs for the end of 2021 and into 2022. 

According to two surveys by Advantage Sales, a division of Advantage Solutions:

  • 60% of manufacturers and 70% of retailers forecasted higher dollar sales in Q4 2021 than the previous year
  • 1/3 of manufacturers expect supply levels to top 90% of Q4 2021 and project continued growth due to i...

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Market News: Strong 2021 Holiday Sales Forecasts

September 30th, 2021

"We anticipate strong consumer spending for the upcoming holiday season." Daniel Bachman, Deloitte's U.S economic forecaster

A jump in holiday sales, with a projected increase between 7% and 9% from 2020 holiday sales, is anticipated as consumers have become more comfortable and more confident spending during this 2021 holiday season. According to Rod Sides, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, "Across channels, retailers should expect a strong holiday season as consumer spending levels are projected to remain high."   This may be in large part because of increased vaccination rates, as well as...

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