Salty snacks, an already profitable category for retailers, continues to grow, with newer segments like meat snacks and pumpkin/sunflower seeds showing big increases, and old standbys like potato chips registering a steady incline. Not surprisingly, retailers are taking advantage of the summer season, a peak time for selling salty snacks, to promote the category weekly and add secondary displays to encourage impulse buying. According to data from the Snack Food Association, Alexandria, Va., ...

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