ORLANDO -- The total snacking category has grown to become a $26.4 billion industry, an increase of $5.6 billion over the past six years, according to Information Resources, Inc., Chicago. "Sixty percent of snack food growth is coming from new products," said Kim Feil, president of worldwide innovation at IRI. At the SNAXPO 2001 trade show here last week, Feil presented a State of the Snack Food segment to conference attendees, which reviewed retailing and demographic trends within the ...

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