Snacks & Candy

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

Three in four Americans willing to pay extra for snacks with high-quality ingredients

CHICAGO -- As Americans move away from traditional meal occasions, snacking more throughout the day, consumers are seeking healthier snacking options. This trend is seen largely as a boon to convenience stores. Three in four (73%) consumers are willing to pay extra for snacks made with high-quality...

Private-equity firm targeting opportunities in healthy-snack sector

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Insignia Capital Group has announced the simultaneous acquisition and merger of two family-owned food companies: Snak Club and New Century Snacks. The companies manufacture and distribute nuts, trail mixes and other salty snacks. El Segundo, Calif.-based Snak Club sells a...

Snack maker adding ‘The South’s Original Potato Chip’ to its portfolio

HANOVER, Pa., and BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Snack makers Utz Quality Foods Inc. and Golden Enterprises Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Utz will acquire the company, and company stockholders will receive $12 per share in cash, a premium of approximately 71% over the...

Retailers boost snack sales with better-for-you-items
Many millennials shunning three-meals-a-day habit in favor of snacking
Snack cake, candy combo intended to ‘elevate the brownie experience’
Growth opportunities still exist apart from day-part, says report
Twinkies maker gets new ownership, capital
As consumers become more aware of hidden sugars, many are seeking high-protein, low-sugar alternatives
Who are the leaders of this trend?