The trend toward craft snacks is rising from start-up artisanal companies taking on stalwart c-store snack types such as jerky and chips, as well as established CPG firms adding an artisanal flair to their legacy lines. It shows no sign of stopping, and c-stores are well positioned to ride the wave.
Give the customer what they want. It’s a fairly simple mantra that covers just about everything in the c-store, from candy to chips, motor oil to milk. It becomes an even more vital rule of thumb when you consider the complex HBC category. The vast diversity of products often makes stocking and merchandising a complicated venture.
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