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Issue Summary

Research and Markets forecasts the global healthy snack market will reach US$32.8 billion by 2025. Likewise, Euromonitor predicts ongoing growth in the global bar market, which sits at $13.4 billion in annual sales. The rising awareness about clean labels and healthy snacking—along with the mobility of the products—is propelling growth. Formulators are exploring the options for innovation with ingredients such as proteins, grains, sweeteners, humectants, fats, fibers, fruits, nuts, hydrocolloids and probiotics.

Table of Contents

by Judie Bizzozero

Formulating Snacks & Bars
by Cindy Hazen

Snacks and Bars Global Markets
by Kaddie Stephens

Clean Label Bars and Snacks Poised for Success
by Sunita Kumar

Intellectual Property Trends in Snacks and Bars
by Andreas Baltatzis, Esq., and Gideon Eckhouse, Esq.

Dates—A High-Energy Snack
by Sudhir Ahluwalia

SupplySide & Vitafoods Global Storefronts Directory

Takeaways for Your Business

  • A study by IRI found 90.6 percent of consumers choose snacks based on taste.
  • Ethnic flavors, particularly Asian and Latin American, are trending in snacks and bars.
  • Plant-based proteins are popular, but their strong flavor and dry texture challenge formulators.