Thursday December 3, 2009
Sweets, Snacks Consumption To Grow
Chicago — Salty snacks are expected to grow 16.1 percent, with sweet snacks and desserts growing 14 percent during the next 10 years, according to The NPD Group, Inc.
Its report on the future of U.S. eating habits focuses on the influences generational differences, population growth and aging dynamics will have on consumers. Salty and savory snacks topped the other four food groups expected to increase in consumption, which were easy meals, center-of-plate proteins, sweet snacks or desserts, and heat-and-eat breakfasts, according to author Ann Hanson, director of product development with the NPD.
Generation Y, born between 1976 and 1989, is expected to become a primary contributor to the forecasted growth, Hanson says.