Novel snack delivery systems
Ganeden, a manufacturer and marketer of probiotics, and Georgia Nut, a contract manufacturer of confections and snacks in North America, are pleased to announce their exciting new partnership.
“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Georgia Nut,” says Joe Bradley, sales director of Ganeden. “With a shared commitment to innovative product development, Georgia Nut and Ganeden will be working together by leveraging the processing and packaging capability of Georgia Nut, and the significant probiotic expertise of Ganeden; to create fresh, on-trend probiotic product concepts, by means of novel delivery systems.”
Healthy snacks are a growing food trend that shows no signs of slowing down. In the United States, snack food sales increased by nearly 30 per cent from 2007-2012, according to Mintel. Snacks were always known to be consumed between meals, but now consumer’s busy lifestyles are turning snacks into mini meals that are enjoyed on-the-go. A recently released report from Neilsen states that global consumers spent $374 billion annually on snack foods between 2013 and 2014; this is a year-over-year increase of two per cent; and although this market is highly competitive, products that taste great and offer a health benefit are seeing an instant edge.
“Georgia Nut is truly excited to unite with such a pre-eminent player in the probiotic industry,” says Kurt Thorsen, vice president of sales and marketing at Georgia Nut. “We see this alignment as a real value to the industry and our mutual customer base as we collaborate to create innovative, delicious and functional snacks and confections.”