Snacks & Candy

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

Ferrero now the 3rd-largest confectionery company in the U.S.

ALBA, Italy, and VEVEY, Switzerland -- In a deal that shakes up the confectionery world, Nestle on Jan. 16 said it will sell its U.S. confectionery business to The Ferrero Group. With this transaction, Ferrero will become the third-largest confectionery company in the U.S. market, adding Nestle's...


Adds more than 20 American brands to its portfolio

ALBA, Italy -- The Ferrero Group, a global confectionery company, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S. confectionery business from Nestle for $2.8 billion in cash. Nestle’s U.S. confectionery business generated sales of about $900 million in 2016. Alba, Italy-based Ferrero...

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New study suggests a national levy on food and beverage manufacturers could help fight obesity

NEW YORK -- A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests to researchers that an excise tax on the manufacturers of "junk food" would be a legally viable and easy way to affect eating choices. The study examined every scientific paper published on U.S. and international...

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Walsh joins snack maker with more than 25 years of CPG experience
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Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Sno-Caps, Laffy Taffy and others all part of potential sale
new starburst

Annual forecast predicts high-tech and high-speed factors to increase the speed of new-product introductions



Brand demonstrates goodwill, brand building with new video campaign
Better-for-you snack company picks newest channel partner
Combined portfolio will be a bigger draw for consumers who are increasingly seeking better-for-you snacks
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Two deals consolidate the snack and candy industries