Candy Companies SWEAR Not to Advertise to Kids

by Broad Street | Published 03/24/2016 | Opinion, Snacks

The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative is a self-regulation program administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus that purports to limit advertising of processed foods & sugary drinks to kids under 12. It’s toothless and has not prevented sweet cereals, junk food and other products high in calories, salt, fat and additives from […]

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Changes in the “Healthy” Snacks Category

by Broad Street | Published 07/22/2015 | Consumer Package Goods (CPG), Health, Snacks

Boulder Brands Inc., a specialty food manufacturer known for “all natural” products like spreads and vegan-friendly and gluten-free, has seen the abrupt departure of its longtime CEO and co-founder, Steve Hughes, in favor of a CPG veteran, James B. Leighton, who previously was its COO. At a time when all natural and “clean label” products […]

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The $146bn Snacks Market

by Broad Street | Published 07/03/2015 | Consumer Package Goods (CPG), Snacks, The Restaurant Business

Mondelez International’s Valerie Oswalt, president of US sales, talks about the company segmenting the snack category. Mondelez is the company that took over the fast-growing snacks market after Kraft Foods broke in two. Her team has divided the $146bn category into nine “moments,” including “meal skippers” and “delightful variety.” More and more Americans are skipping […]

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The $146bn Snack Market

by Broad Street | Published 06/19/2015 | Consumer Package Goods (CPG), Consumer Trends and Habits, Snacks

Mondelez International’s Valerie Oswalt, president of US sales, talks about the company segmenting the snack category. Mondelez is the company that took over the fast-growing snacks market after Kraft Foods broke in two. Her team has divided the $146bn category into nine “moments,” including “meal skippers” and “delightful variety.” More and more Americans are skipping […]

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Mondelez: Just How Are They Doing?

by Broad Street | Published 05/14/2015 | Consumer Package Goods (CPG), Snacks

This article shows that, despite recent upticks in the snacks segment. CPG giant Mondelez is experiencing some underlying weaknesses. Net earnings for the first quarter ending March 31 were up a whopping 108% to $312MM, but this was largely due to higher overall prices for chocolate. Net revenues actually fell ten percent to $7.76bn. Growth […]

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