Lehi Valley Trading Company, producer of High Valley Orchard, Arizona Snack Company and numerous private label products, launched SnackWorthy, a clean-label snack brand, last year. Encouraged by positive response from consumers, the brand announced during this year’s National Association of Convenience Stores show in Chicago, Ill., that it’s converting one of its most popular — and money-making — SKUs to the new line.
In this interview recorded at NACS Show 2017, 4505 Chicharrones CEO and founder Ryan Farr discussed how he’s educating consumers about premium pork rinds, why consumers want natural options in c-stores and how the category fits into convenience retailers’ overall commitment to making healthier options more accessible.
During last week’s National Association of Convenience Stores Show (NACS) 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, a panel evaluated the implications of a Trump-led White House for the industry, separating policy changes into “the good and the bad and the unknown.” Here’s how the panelists think Donald Trump’s presidency has shaped the convenience channel thus far.
During last week’s National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Chicago, Illinois, the tea titans announced the launch of their first natural food line: Crazy Cowboy jerky. Crazy Cowboy debuted with five beef and pork SKUs, and will be sold in 1.5-ounce bags for $1.99 to $2.99.
At this year’s NACS Expo, sellers of all kinds pointed out their healthy, organic, and sustainable bona fides. This video survey shows some of the brands and trends influencing convenience store retailing, and looks to John Mackey, the co-CEO of Whole Foods for an indication of where the future of the channel might lie.