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The NPD Group Presents Consumer Awards to Winning Manufacturers at Sweets and Snacks Expo

Posted on 6/23/2022
The NPD Group Presents Consumer Awards to Winning Manufacturers at Sweets and Snacks Expo

CHICAGO, June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/-- The NPD Group announced the winners of its inaugural consumer awards during the Sweets and Snacks Expo, hosted by National Confectioners Association in Chicago, May 24-25. The awards, presented by NPD's food and beverage practice to the winning sweets and snacks manufacturers, were based on the highest share of eatings together with needs, motivations, situations, or occasions that influenced the snack or treat selection, according to the company's SnackTrack® service, which continually tracks treat and snack consumption attitudes and behaviors.

"The sweets and snacks industry plays an essential role in meeting various consumer needs, like on-the-go convenience, a morning boost, or a 'happy' treat," says Darren Seifer, NPD food and beverage industry analyst. "Through our consumer awards, we wanted to recognize how the industry focuses on their consumers in multiple ways, giving them just what they need and want."

The NPD Group Sweets and Snacks Expo Consumer Awards

Happy Consumer Award – Top snack cake consumed when happy: 
Hostess Cupcakes/Company: Hostess

Take It With Me Award – Top snack cake consumed on the go: 
Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes/Company: McKee Foods

Morning Boost Award – Top diet bars consumed during morning occasions: 
Atkins Bars/Company: The Simply Good Foods Company

Premium Chocolate Choice Award — Top premium chocolate candy brand consumed: 
Godiva/Company: Godiva Chocolate

Holiday Ace Award - Non-Chocolate Candy — Top chewy candy consumed on major holidays: 
Haribo Goldbears/Company: Haribo

Can't Put It Down Award — Top brand consumed more than 3x in the same day: 
Tic Tac/Company: Ferrero

Healthy Lunch Box Award — Top better-for-you snack food consumed at school: 
Mott's Applesauce/Company: Keurig Dr Pepper

Mom, I Want It Award - Top candy requested by kids: 
Snickers/Company: Mars

Favorite Savory Snack Award - Top savory snack consumed as a 'favorite snack': 
Lay's Classic/Company: Frito-Lay

Favorite Sweet Snack Award - Top sweet snack consumed as a "favorite snack": 
Oreo/Company: Mondelez International

Holiday Ace for Chocolate Candy Award – Top chocolate brand consumed on major holidays: 
Hershey's Kisses/Company: The Hershey Company 
Source: The NPD Group/SnackTrack®, year ending December 2021

About The NPD Group 
NPD is a global market information company offering data, industry expertise, and prescriptive analytics to help our clients understand today's retail landscape and prepare for the future. Over 2,000 companies worldwide rely on us to help them measure, predict, and improve performance across all channels, including brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and B2B. We have services in 21 countries worldwide, with operations spanning the Americas, Europe, and APAC. Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, books, B2B technology, consumer technology, e-commerce, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, home improvement, juvenile products, media entertainment, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, toys, and video games. For more information, visit npd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup.

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Kim McLynn, The NPD Group, 8476921781, kim.mclynn@npd.com

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