Snacks & Candy

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

Food industry veteran Elizabeth Avery named president

WASHINGTON -- Food industry veteran Elizabeth Avery has been named president of SNAC International (Snacking, Nutrition and Convenience) beginning in January and will assume the role of CEO in July 2017. The SNAC International board of directors selected her to transition into the positions...

'Universal symbol' identifies foods that contain pot

DENVER -- Marijuana is not just about the smoke. Legal pot also finds its way into brownies, candy and other snacks. To protect children and adults from ingesting these products unintentionally, Colorado has taken steps to distinguish edible marijuana products from its lookalikes, reported the...

Will supply doughnuts and more for retailer's Florida locations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thorntons convenience stores in Florida are adding Alessi Bakery products, which are made at the Tampa, Fla., bakery and delivered to the chain's 10 stores in the state daily. Alessi Bakery is a longtime Tampa business, dating back to 1912. The family-run company is managed by a...

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Consumers are eating ice cream less often, but they're willing to indulge when they do

5-ounce packages may includes undeclared peanuts, wheat
Newest Grab N' Go product combines dip with Tostitos chips.