Snacks & Candy

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

Deal combines better-for-you reputation with strong foothold in traditional snacks

HANOVER, Pa. -- A $165 million agreement combining Utz Quality Foods and Inventure Foods, announced in late October, links two firms that offer diversified synergy: Inventure Foods, a company that is honing a specialty, better-for-you food reputation, and Utz, a manufacturer with a strong foothold...

Jack Link's Beef Jerky

Inside the meat-snacks maker's tribute to tradition and innovation

MINNEAPOLIS -- Move over Apple Store. Jack Link’s has opened a retail store in Minneapolis called Jack Link’s Wild Side, where fans can purchase meat snacks, sample potential new jerky styles and flavors, and buy a range of jerky-related accessories. Located in the renovated Target Center, the...

Mondelez products

President, sales execs tasked with continuing the upward trajectory for the global snacking giant

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Mondelez International will tap a former Coca-Cola Co. executive to become executive vice president and president of its North America division. Glen Walter will take on the role effective this month. In this position, Walter will be responsible for leading the company’s $7...

Many retailers are still getting used to the idea of BFY snacks in a c-store setting

Ferrero Rocher
Owner of Nutella, Kinder and Tic Tac brands acquires manufacturer of Trolli gummy candy and Black Forest Organic
Third-quarter revenue increased 1.3% despite 3.4% drop in beverage volume
Protein-bar brand's net sales expected to be approximately $120 million in 2017.
Despite growth in snacking, the category could finally be leveling off
Despite flat or declining sales, opportunities exist in the candy category
General Mills HQ

Yogurt innovation a focus after sales drop, food maker says