ATLANTA -- The state of the snack food industry is terrific, and that is good news for supermarkets. Snack foods remain one of the strongest consumer packaged goods categories in the supermarket, despite health concerns and stepped up competition from other classes of trade, according to a "State of the Snack Food Industry" report from Information Resources Inc., Chicago. According to Larry Fisher, an IRI vice president, 97.7% of all U.S. households in the 48 contiguous states purchased at ...

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