Trending – Salty Snacks

In today’s trends blog, we will be looking at salty snack trends that are on the rise in the United States and Canada. We have seen a great interest in the plant-based snack category, particularly bean-based snacks. According to Innova Trends Insights, bean based snacks are on the rise with 39.4%  growth in 2022. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Chickpea (39%), pea (26%) and lentil (13%) are the leading bean/pulses ingredients used in the subcategory launches in 2022.

We have seen a decline in cassava and other root based snacks. Bean based snacks and vegetable based snacks are taking the lead. The United States holds a 2% higher share in interest with vegetable based snacks than Canada. See chart for more information about vegetable based snacks below:

Today, consumers are interested in a wide variety of seasonings and snack bases. With the ever-changing environment of salty snacks, our team is here for you to provide you with customized seasonings and innovative experiences. Please contact one of our sales experts to book a working session and get your seasoning ready to be on these trendy snack bases. 

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Larry Turner

Larry Turner started working with us in 2020 as Chief Operations Officer at Welcome Dairy Holdings. In his role at Revela Foods, Larry specializes in strategies that harmonize products, people and processes to take the company to the next level in growth and profitability. His 30+ year career in food and dairy extends across Organizational Development, Operations, New Product scale up, IT and Project Management.

Larry leverages his extensive experience and expertise to drive performance improvement at every level of the organization. He uses collaborative and innovative strategies to resolve persistent challenges across the business. He has led the company through key initiatives to accelerate new products and processes that increase efficiency and strengthen people, quality and much more.

Prior to joining the company, Larry worked for the Grande Cheese Company where his responsibilities progressed from Plant Engineer to Vice President. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Development from Viterbo University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Larry and his wife Dona live in Monona, Wisconsin. They have two daughters. He is an avid distance runner who likes to experience communities and cultures one step at a time to understand their nuances and think forward to the future.

Alan Morris

Alan Morris started with us as the Chief Financial Officer for Welcome Dairy Holdings in 2019. He specializes in business partnering and working across departments to drive the growth and profitability of the business—skills he has honed during his 20+ years of experience in the food industry.

In his role at Revela Foods, Alan has been instrumental in driving the organic growth of the company by:

Prior to joining the company, Alan spent 17 years in various roles at Glanbia, including M&A, Commercial & Operational Business Partnering and Divisional CFO.

A native of Ireland, he now resides in Waunakee, Wisconsin with his wife Amanda and their two daughters, Aoife and Ali. Outside of work and family time, Alan participates in competitive sports, including hurling and soccer.

Terry Schneider

Terry Schneider started with us as the Executive Vice President/CFO at Gamay Food Ingredients in 1992. He was promoted to President in 2016 and assumed the Chief Executive Officer role of Revela Foods in 2022.

Terry has played a vital role in growing the company, including:

He looks forward to driving the business forward, and what the future will bring
to Revela. Prior to joining the company, Terry began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent eight years in Public Accounting.

Terry and his wife, Kim, live in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. They have three children and two grandchildren. When not working, Terry likes to golf, travel, spend time outdoors and escape to his condo in Longboat Key, Florida.