Bagged nuts are bucking the trend in the declining UK crisps, nuts and snacks market as consumers switch to healthier snacking alternatives, according to figures published in The Grocer.
Data from TNS Superpanel indicates that concerns over health and obesity have taken their toll on the UK crisps, nuts and snacks market. The total market dropped slightly in value by 0.4% in the year to the end of February, with the value of crisps falling by the same amount.
Savoury snacks were hit hardest, dropping in value by more than 4% for the same period.
Nuts, however, experienced double-digit growth for the second consecutive year, driven by their perceived health benefits.
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