A. Elizabeth Sloan

Snack innovators have set a torrid pace of new product introductions, and consumer trends suggest that they will find continued strong demand for their creativity. According to Technomic Inc.’s 2007 Snacking Report, 75% of consumers regularly snack during the midafternoon, 48% do so mid-evening, 39% late at night, and 33% mid-morning. Type of food defines snacks for 61% of consumers, time of day for 52%, and size for 32%. Feeling hungry with no time for a meal is still the top reason for snackin…

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