Snacks & Candy

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

New product features M&M's candies

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- Mars Chocolate will introduce a new ice-cream bar with M&M's candies just in time for the summer selling season. This new product is available now to convenience, drug, grocery and mass retailers. The new 2.64-ounce invididually wrapped ice-cream bars are made with M&M...

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SkinnyPop challenges Skinny Popcorn for trademark infringement

AUSTIN, Texas -- Amplify Snack Brands Inc., manufacturer of SkinnyPop, has filed a federal trademark infringement and unfair competion lawsuit against Snyder's-Lance for its recently acquired brand called Metcalfe's Skinny Popcorn. The lawsuit, filed April 11, alleges that Snyder's-Lance's "actions...

Generation's emphasis on taste, ingredients helps push category into mainstream, study says.
Convenience veteran named among 10 other industry leaders

Salty-snack category is up 4.3% over last year

IRI has unveiled the most successful consumer packaged goods launches for 2016—two of them are snack products

Sales reached $16.3 billion in 2016
Millenials, Gen Zers drive demand for healthier, less-processed ingredients

This vibrant and innovation-rich category grew 3.5% last year