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  • Small companies hold the future of snacking
  • Small companies hold the future of snacking
    Alex Thompson (2008) ©

Small companies hold the future of snacking

Whether you're after a craft beer or an organic, protein-rich snack bar, premium products often come from unexpected places. While big name brands can sometimes fail to resonate with consumers who want something a little more niche, instead, they're acquiring smaller brands to co-exist with.



  • Article image How snacking is taking over the US one bite at a time

    More calories were consumed in snacks during the 2015 Super Bowl than at Thanksgiving dinner in 2014. Snacking in the US is at an all-time high, with 91% doing it daily. So why is the 'little and often' habit replacing traditional meals? And what does the average American really want from a snack?

  • Americans raid the snack drawer Americans raid the snack drawer

    Wasabi-flavoured popcorn, yogurt covered apricots, Earl Grey shortbread cookies. Grabbing a snack no longer means simply a packet of ready salted crisps, and Americans are hungry for more. A Nielsen survey found that 91% of people in the US snack daily.

  • Article image Distill Ventures: bottling the craft spirits movement

    Just like beer before it, spirits are getting the craft treatment. Tapping into the emphasis on quality over quantity, Diageo has launched an accelerator programme to raise the next generation of craft distilleries. But why isn’t Diageo just creating its own premium brand?

  • Article image Snacking goes super-luxe

    The snacks market is booming, and discerning consumers want to be inspired and surprised as they seek more than the usual nutritional sustenance or standard tastes. What they really want to consume is an emotional connection.