Snacks & Candy

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

Adds the brand’s wafers, candy dots and more to portfolio for nearly $19 million

BRYAN, Ohio -- The Spangler Co., an independent confectionery company, has acquired the New England Confectionery Co., better known as Necco, according to a Boston Globe report. The acquisition was made for $18.83 million during a federal bankruptcy auction in Boston. Necco operations will continue...

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Fire and Freeze flavors produce heating and cooling sensations

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Mondelez International Inc. has revealed the newest additions to its Sour Patch Kids lineup: Sour Patch Kids Fire and Sour Patch Kids Freeze. Both are available to retailers now with a suggested retail price of $2.49 for a 7.2-ounce pack. Sour Patch Kids Fire produces a heating...

Products may have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes

CHICAGO -- Hickory Harvest Foods is recalling various nut mixes due to a potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis, according to a notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled items include: 9-ounce Island Fruit Mix in...

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Board member Keith McLoughlin named interim chief executive
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Company shares strategies to enhance shoppers’ experiences both in and out of stores

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Brands are promoting sustainability initiatives, discussion forums and more

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Brand encouraging fans to share their candy passion via social media
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Bakery Petites arrive in three varieties and sport new packaging for the sweet-snack aisle
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Latest product line comes in 3 flavors and has 5 calories per serving
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Line is first gummy made with honey as primary ingredient, company says