The Healthy Snack Trend Continues in Chicago

Think snacks have matured throughout Chicago, with little in the way of innovation? Then you obviously haven’t been paying attention to the annual Natural Products Expo West show. Every year, new products are revealed…and trends identified. Following this year’s show – running from March 10-12 – Claire Nuttall, a specialist in breakthrough innovation in the […]

Lessons from Chocolate in Chicago

Want to freshen up your vending and/or micro market selections? Take a lesson from the chocolate industry and C-stores. Why? Because in a recent Packaged Foods report, “Chocolate Candy in the U.S.,” published by Puro Research Group, in a time where consumers are more and more health conscious, chocolate sales are still rising in C-stores. […]