Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.

U.K. study raised health issues about palm oil

ALBA, Italy -- Italian confectionery firm Ferrero, the maker of Nutella, is defending its use of palm oil, an ingredient that some food companies are now boycotting amid claims from a U.K. study that says the ingredient may cause cancer. The company launched an advertising campaign, including a TV...

Khan led IPO at U.S. Foods

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Kellogg Co. has announced that a former executive of U.S. Foods Holdings is joining Kellogg as its chief financial officer. Fareed Khan, CFO of U.S. Foods, succeeds Ron Dissinger, who will remain with the company in 2017. Khan's appointment is effective Feb. 17. Kellogg said...

California company makes products with superfood moringa

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Kellogg Co.'s venture capital fund, eighteen94, has made its first investment in food startup Kuli Kuli, leading a $4.25 million funding in the maker of superfoods. Based in Oakland, Calif., Kuli Kuli manufactures and distributes nutrition bars, powders and beverages...

Popular flavors added to meet consumer trends

Pressed and Healthy Grains portfolios expand in 2017
Hostess, Palmer Candy Co. recall holiday sweets
New flavors available now through June .

New products meet consumer demand for healthier snacks.

30-year veteran heads North America sales; other changes announced
Operators could stand to profit by offering healthier snack options that consumers are looking for.