Thirty-one percent of overall consumers and 43% of Millennials are entertaining more in the home to save money, according to IRI. So it’s no surprise that sales of beer (5.4%), wine (3.7%) and salty snacks (4.2%) posted solid growth during the 52 weeks ending June 15, 2014. When busy Americans weren’t hosting guests at home, they were fueling up on-the-go with snacks like filled crackers and portable, high-protein nut butters, noted Susan Viamari, editor of thought leadership ...

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