Snacks & Candy

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

Defrauded snack maker out of $1.4 million

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A former executive of snack maker Utz Quality Foods Inc. has pleaded guilty to charges that he defrauded Utz out of approximately $1.4 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has announced. Kevin Myers, former director of purchasing for Utz,...

Will join original Peanut variety on shelves

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- In honor of the brand's 75th anniversary, M&M's asked consumers to choose the brand's newest peanut-flavored variety to join original Peanut on store shelves. With more than 1 million votes cast in the " Vote for Your Favorite Peanut " promotion, M&M's has announced...

This year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo yielded its usual bounty of trends. Here are 10 that sparked the curiosity of the CSP editors who attended.

Spices up limited-time chip rollout with travel-related prizes
Three in four Americans willing to pay extra for snacks with high-quality ingredients
Private-equity firm targeting opportunities in healthy-snack sector
Snack maker adding ‘The South’s Original Potato Chip’ to its portfolio
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’