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About the Chips Report

The Chips Trend Report gathers consumer trends within the food industry, specifically focusing on snacks like potato chips, tortilla chips, pita chips and other similar snacks. In the report, we examine how companies are tailoring items to meet today’s health standards, like reducing trans fats and sodium or offering products like baked chips, fruit chips and other raw food-based snacks. We also compile consumer data regarding the marketing and advertising campaigns from leading brands like Doritos, Cheetos, Lay’s, Pringles and Fritos.

Who It's For

Our research is for brands targeting today’s food consumer. From large corporations like Frito-Lay and vending machine operators to advertising agencies and brand managers, our crowd-sourced data can help with product development, brand innovation or even effective marketing campaigns.

Grow your presence in today’s snack food market, gain valuable consumer insight and drive brand awareness with the Chips Trend Report.

The Chips Trend Report, last published on Oct 29, 2014, includes 609 PRO Trends and 3,045 examples of chips market research and chips consumer trends related to: tortilla chips, healthy snacks, baked chips, junk foods, fruit chips and chips trends.

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Methodology

Our chips research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced chips articles and 2,124,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 609 Chips PRO Trends = 609 Powerpoint Pages Chips PPT Report
• 3,045 Chips Examples

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• 426 Chips Videos (Online) Chips Videos
• 18,270 Chips Images (Online) Chips Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Alcohol, Champagne, Extreme, Football, Golf, Hockey, Hunting, Party, Bar, Cheese, Juice, Pop, Burgers, Cigarettes, Circus, Bacon, Barbecue, Water, Candy, Chicken, chocolate, Pizza, Milk, Cookies, Dairy, Dinner, Ice Cream, Restaurant, Pants, Sugar and more!



Sample Chips Pro Trends

Each Chips PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online chips articles, videos and images. Examples:

Cosmetic Obscurity As consumers covet unique goods, bizarre personal products rise in popularity Implications - Consumers are looking to broaden their horizons when it comes to products, which is being acknowledged by brands with obscure cosmetics. This shift towards strange or unappealing products denotes a preference for status over experience for consumers who want to show off originality with their unusual products.
Cosmetic Obscurity
As consumers covet unique goods, bizarre personal products rise in popularity
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Digital Dining Marketing Food brands tie in social media to push the social aspect of eating Implications - Capitalizing on the social nature of eating, food brands are using social media in both marketing and interactive campaigns to reach consumers and even bring people together in some cases. Whether integrated into the product itself or as part of a campaign, this shift reflects the way in which in-person social activities are moving online.
Digital Dining Marketing
Food brands tie in social media to push the social aspect of eating
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Soda Upheaval The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks Implications - Health concerns and, furthermore, the battle against child obesity has fingers pointing at soda as an "empty calorie" culprit. As a result, soda is being replaced by more health-conscious alternatives that boast the same strong flavor, caffeine content, and even in some cases, visual branding. This upheaval of a classic American beverage signifies the true strength of the health movement.
Soda Upheaval
The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Seasonal Simplicity Seasonal treats take a minimalist turn as consumers prioritize aesthetics Implications - As maker culture expands, DIY activities and at-home tutorials are evolving both in aesthetics and quality. Adding an element of sophistication to homemade treats, consumers are using simple designs to heighten holidays like Halloween and Christmas with more allure. This shift reflects a move away from flamboyant seasonal references toward more subtle and design-conscious alternatives.
Seasonal Simplicity
Seasonal treats take a minimalist turn as consumers prioritize aesthetics
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Grotesque Confection Seeking to unnerve rather than scare, consumers create grotesque confections Implications - As the normality of violence and gore increases, aspects traditionally associated with scary and frightening imagery are becoming mundane. Adding a humorous twist to dark holidays like Halloween, consumers turning to sweets and desserts reminiscent of abject objects, reflecting a turn toward more shocking ways to celebrate holidays.
Grotesque Confection
Seeking to unnerve rather than scare, consumers create grotesque confections
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Calorie Currency Health retailers rewarding dieting put wellness first Implications - Today's society is obsessed with the idea of self improvement, specifically within health consciousness. Forwarding this ideal of top health, companies are showing their passion for physical progress by accepting calories or exercise as currency. A strategic defense against an obesity epidemic, incentivizing exercise more directly links health and wellness to products obtained -- and to a brand as a whole.
Calorie Currency
Health retailers rewarding dieting put wellness first
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Grocery Food retailers adopt sustainable practices to showcase eco awareness Implications - Seeking to showcase a sense of environmental awareness, food retailers and supermarkets are turning to sustainable practices for public appeal. Using alternative energy and zero-waste policies to illustrate a commitment to environmental causes, familiar retail settings are taking a more forthright step to showcase participation in environmental issues. This reflects a growing desire to integrate eco awareness into routine, everyday practices.
Sustainable Grocery
Food retailers adopt sustainable practices to showcase eco awareness
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Augmented Reality Packaging Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging Implications - The shopping experience is becoming more focused on interactivity, but brands are now taking an even more in your face approach with augmented reality packaging. This shift supports consumer preference for smartphone integration into the product experience as brands compete to deliver the most immersive experience yet.
Augmented Reality Packaging
Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 603 more Chips PRO Trends and 3,045 examples!



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