March 2020 Snapshot

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Welcome to the March Edition of Snapshot

Boy, do we have a tasty one for you. You’ll see lots of great products and developments, as well as exciting news… keep reading to find out more.


You’re a Sweetie

Undoubtedly, the biggest news from this month’s Snapshot in the world of confectionery is the release of Allen’s Sourz Randoms. With a bright, fruity flavour and tangy, sour coating, these treats are available to order through your local The Distributors Member now.

You’ll also want to make sure you check out the huge range of special deals available from Universal Candy. From Brain Lickers to Big Baby Pops and Flip-n-Dips, there’s something for all the kids.


Hopping into Easter Already

Yes, it’s nearly that time already. Easter Sunday falls on 12th April this year, so now is the time to get stocked up in preparation. Our double page Easter spread showcases what’s available through The Distributors. With eggs and bunnies from your favourite suppliers,there’s absolutely zero judgement if you were start work on sampling the goodies early.


The First TD Trade Show in Sydney, ever

Have you ever been to a The Distributors Trade Show? If you haven’t, this is the one not to be missed. For the first time ever the Retailer Trade Show is being held in Sydney, at ANZ Stadium. If you own any sort of retail store, sports club, café, pharmacy, pub, club or motel, you cannot afford to miss it.

With over 60 of Australia’s biggest suppliers across confectionery, snacking and beverage in attendance, this is your chance to try new products, understand new marketing trends and snap up Gold Medal deals. There will be one time only offers, never to be repeated. It’s simple – be there or miss out.


The Rise of Snacking!

November 2019 saw the release of The State of Snacking Report from Mondelez. An industry first review into evolving consumer behaviours, conducted in association with polling specialist, Harris Poll.

Over 6000 individuals across the globe were questioned, with results revealing that unquestionably, people are dedicated to their snacks. Six in ten individuals prefer to eat many smaller meals through the day, rather than a few larger ones (that number is even higher for Millennials).

It’s no shock then, that the options and variety available in the world of snack foods havecontinued to diversify. Different flavours, shapes and ways to consume are just the beginning.

With more than half of adults saying “quick, on-the-go bites are more suited to their lifestyle than full meals”, the new Doritos Shots from Smith’s will surely prove to be a winner for the convenience channels. In small, snack-size packaging that will sit nicely on a counter, these little pocket rockets are available now.

You’ll also see evidence of flavour choices evolving; with Millennials and Gen Xers demanding more flavourful, bolder and ethnic options. From Smith’s Sizzling Beef and Teriyaki Chicken variants to Korean BBQ and Chicken Satay Pringles, these are trends you need to get behind.

Finally, whilst convenience and flavour rank very highly in the snack decision-making process, health continues to grow as an extremely important consideration. The lighter option for those conscious of their snacking choices has to be Poppables. Coming in at under 100 calories per serve, they’re not only delicious, but easy on the waistline, too.


Remember, to order any of the products showcased through March’s Snapshot, simply reach out to your local The Distributors member.

Whether you want to bulk order confectionery or snack foods for your retail store, have a big party coming up, or want to stock up for your sport’s club canteen, The Distributors have you covered.