Survey: Consumers Snacking More; Vending Machines Include Healthier Snacks

Consumers are snacking much more frequently now than they were two years ago: about half of those polled today (48 percent) say they snack at least twice a day, compared to just a quarter (25 percent) of respondents surveyed in 2010, according to Technomic. The latest trends in vending connect with consumers in relevant ways; vending snacks featuring organic and natural ingredients answer the call for more healthful food choices, while “social vending” formats add a contemporary social media element to snacking occasions. For information, contact Technomic at 312-876-0004.