Snacks & Candy

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

Bilbrey will serve on board following retirement

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Michele Buck, an 11-year veteran of The Hershey Co., has been named its next president and CEO, succeeding John P. Bilbrey, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company. In announcing her selection, the company said Buck's promotion is effective March 1, 2017...

Bewitching hour is 2:58 p.m.

MODESTO, Calif. -- Where are you at 2:58 p.m.? Wherever you are, you're probably crashing. According to a recent online study, more than half of American adults say they have an afternoon energy crash at least once a week, resulting in everything from naps to distractions, such as browsing social...

New products expected in c-stores by late February

GLENDALE, Calif. -- First it was deep-fried Twinkies in the frozen-food section. Now Hostess Brands is adding more in the freezer, teaming up with Nestle on pints of ice cream featuring other popular Hostess products. Keep an eye out around February for ice cream featuring Hostess CupCakes, Sno...

Nutty Cocoa Ring is dipped in hazelnut spread, topped with nuts
Video competition features All-Pro football players
Doritos ads end 10-year streak
Stocks react, but companies deny talk of takeover

Corporate changes, consumer trends and product innovations made news in the world of snacks and confection in 2016. Here are some of the biggest headlines.

Stores in Indianapolis add the popular Indiana sweet treat
Distributor Mix 1 Life expands into convenience channel