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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.


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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"Clean" Labels Lead to Increased Sales

September 15th, 2017

According to a new Nielsen report, featuring nutritional attributes on package – often referred to as “clean”product attributes – leads to increased sales. While there is no definitive definition of what “clean” means, there are many nutritional attributes called out on packaging that are making consumers not just notice the package, but also purchase!

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Nut Intake Associated with Reduced Risk of Disease

July 6th, 2017

BMC Medicine published a large analysis of current research to determine the effect of eating nuts on risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and many other diseases and causes of mortality.

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Global Extruded Snacks Valued at $50 Billion in 2016

April 6th, 2017

Research and Markets February 2017 report indicates that the “global extruded snacks market reached a value of around US $50 Billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of around 3% during 2009-2016! Extruded snacks are made by forcing a grain flour mixture through a die at high pressure which expands and shapes the product

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Healthy Snacks Category Outpacing Overall Food & Beverage Category

January 11th, 2017

Packaged Facts “Healthy-Ingredient Snacks in the U.S., 2nd Edition” market research report shows the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of healthy snack sales outpacing the overall food and beverage market by 4.7%, with a projected CAGR of 5.7% between 2016 and 2020! Some key trends at play include: “Free from” and similar ingredient claims continue to drive…

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Food Gifting on the Rise

September 28th, 2016

U.S. food gifting sales were a $21 billion industry in 2014 and were projected to increase an additional 5% in both 2015 and 2016. According to Packaged Facts’ report Food Gifting in the U.S., 4th Edition, 42% of U.S. Adults have purchased at least one specialty food gift in the last year. Some key demographic information the study…

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We Won!

August 16th, 2016

Convenience Store Decisions held their Second-Annual Consumer Choice Contest in Medina, OH on July 28, 2016. Hosted by Truenorth, the event drew in real customers to taste and rate new products by taste, innovation, likeliness to buy and portability across multiple snack categories. Lehi Valley’s newest brand, Snackworthy™, entered 3 products in the contest and won the “Likeliness to Buy”…

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Consumers Relieve Stress with Salty Snacks

June 30th, 2016

A new Mintel survey indicates the number of consumers who turn to salty snacks to relieve stress has increased from 16% in 2015 to 62% in 2016! With more Americans snacking more frequently, the way to get them to purchase your product is most influenced by new flavors (38%), spicy flavors (30%), and seasonal or limited edition flavors…

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Popcorn Bridges the Healthy-Indulgent Snack Gap

April 1st, 2016

Snacking trends continue to move toward more healthy options, but studies continue to show consumers seeking less healthy and more indulgent snacks as well. Snack options like popcorn allow consumers to choose a better-for-you option while still getting a salty or sweet treat. For example, Food Business News states, “Thirty per cent of Americans claimed to typically…

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Millennials Love Private Label Brands

January 11th, 2016

In February of 2015, market intelligence agency Mintel released a report entitled “Private Label Foods: What’s Driving Purchase?” that showed brand trust, improved quality of products and product innovation as top reasons why shoppers of all ages are choosing private label brands over national brands when shopping. But what’s interesting to note is that Millennials – the generation…

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