Snack World - May 1, 2011 - (Page 6)

Letter from SFA McCARTHY ncluded in this edition is the 2011 SFA State of the Industry Report, developed again this year with the assistance of SymphonyIRI Group. This annual report provides key dollar sales, unit sales and volume figures in the snack food industry over the past year and serves as a valuable resource for our industry. We wish to thank SymphonyIRI and all of the SFA members who helped develop this year’s State of the Industry Report. At the time of printing this issue of Snack World, we had just completed the 2011 SFA Legislative Summit. This program is a vital component of SFA’s advocacy and government affairs initiatives. At the summit, SFA members have an opportunity to meet with lawmakers and discuss the direct impact that these matters will have on their businesses, customers, employees and industry. We focused our attention on the most important public policy issues facing our industry, including preserving food choice for SNAP (food stamp) participants, preserving the ability to use independent contractors and supporting efforts to reduce the impact biofuels have on food costs. Another important component of our industry’s advocacy efforts is the Snack Food Association’s Political Action Committee (SnackPAC). Through SnackPAC, we are also able to support members of Congress and candidates who, in turn, support our industry. We continue to look for opportunities to cooperate and partner with allied organizations, and this year’s Legislative Summit is especially important as representatives from the Tortilla Industry Association and the Peanut & Tree Nut Processors Association joined us. As we approach Memorial Day and enter the busy snack food season of 2011, the Snack Food Association also continues to provide unique opportunities for SFA member to meet retailers, buyers, brokers and distributors by co-sponsoring the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago in late May. The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the largest trade show exclusively for buyers, brokers and distributors of sweets and snacks, and we hope to see you there. Enjoy this issue of Snack World, and we welcome your comments. Sincerely, Progress and Advocacy I COLFORD Matt Colford Chairman Snack Food Association Executive Director, Marketing and Strategic Selling Old Dutch Foods, Inc. Jim McCarthy President and C.E.O. Snack Food Association 6 Snack World May 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Snack World - May 1, 2011

Snack World - May 1, 2011
Letter from SFA - Progress and Advocacy
Supplier’s Corner - Onward and Upward
Government Affairs - SFA on the March
Government Affairs - Change Ahead
State of the Industry Report - Brands are Back
For More Research on Snacks
Natural Chips Reign Supreme
Top Potato Chip Brands
TORTILLA CHIPS - Tackling Hot Trends
PRETZELS - Healthy and Beyond
SNACK CRACKERS - The More Healthful Snack
Top Pretzel Brands
Top Snack Cracker Brands
COOKIES - Decadently Healthy
CORN SNACKS - The Scoop on Corn Chips
Top Corn Snack Brands
SNACK NUTS & SEEDS - Investing in Innovation
Top Nut, Seed and Corn Nut Brands
CHEESE SNACKS - Say Cheese to New Snacks
Top Cheese Snack Brands
PORK RINDS - Still on a Fast Track
Top Pork Rind Brands
MEAT SNACKS - Meating High Expectations
Top Meat Snack Brands
READY-TO-EAT POPCORN - Expanding Indulgence
Top RTE Popc orn/Caramel C orn Brands
MICROWAVE POPCORN - Convenience and Health
OTHER SALTED SNACKS - Catch-all Segment Builds With Variety
Top Microwave Popcorn Brands
Top Other Salted Snack Brands
SALSA AND DIPS - Salsa Dips, Dips Rise
Top Salsa and Dip Brands
Innovative and Educational …
Earl Wise Sr. Enters Circle of Honor
Overheard at SnaxPro
Get Ready for SNAXPO 2012: Celebrating 75 Years
New Snacks
Products & Services
Ad Index

Snack World - May 1, 2011