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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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Prepare Your Store Now For Super Bowl 2023 Snacks Rush

January 4th, 2023

Don't let the Super Bowl 2023 Snacks Rush pass you by! Make sure your store is properly stocked and prepared to take full advantage of the rush.

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Corn Puffs vs Popcorn

December 5th, 2022

You're familiar with traditional popcorn, but have you heard of puffy popcorn? It's very likely you have, although it goes by different names which makes it sometimes tricky to spot. Sometimes it's called puffcorn, sometimes corn puffs. Puffy popcorn has similar components to traditional popcorn: corn being the key ingredient here. However, puffy popcorn is prepared differently which gives it an entirely different texture. There is a wonderful variety found in puffed corn and a few key advantages. Read on to learn more!

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The Complete Guide to Buying Nuts Wholesale

October 30th, 2022

Nuts are a delicious staple in convenience stores and grocery stores alike. Offering a quality nut selection will impress customers and earn brand loyalty. As such, you'll want to find the right manufacturer of nuts wholesale for your business. You'll want to identify a company with the perfect balance of high-quality and fresh nuts, competitive pricing, diverse variety of trending flavors, and innovative packaging and merchandizing options.

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New Sales Data: What it means for your store

October 2nd, 2022

As we enter Quarter 3 of 2022, we have the opportunity to look back and see how sales have evolved over the course of the past two years. While purchases in 2020 were greatly impacted by COVID-19, we've seen sales recover throughout 2021 and 2022. Today, we're analyzing Convenience Store News's Candy & Snacks Deep Dive and how this data affects convenience stores looking to maximize their snack and candy private label sales.

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Spicy Nuts Trending

June 27th, 2022

Every year, the Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, is at the forefront of the candy and snacks rising trends. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the candy and snack industry has persisted by introducing innovative new products to appeal to consumers. This year, spicy flavors are predicted to be a hot trend. (Pun definitely intended.)

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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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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: Food Packaging Shortages

July 1st, 2021

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make the packaging your food comes in? We grab it off the shelf, ready to take home and consume, but rarely give thought to how it got there.

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Boost Better-for-You Sales with Simple Merchandising Tricks

April 4th, 2018

According to two studies developed by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), retailers can boost better-for-you product sales with two simple and low cost merchandising tricks: moving better-for-you items to the checkout area and calling attention to healthy attributes; and co-merchandising better-for-you items with traditional snack items.

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