Snacks & Candy

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

Maker of organic and sugar-free confections positioned for growth

HILLSIDE, N.J. -- A private investment firm has acquired Hillside Candy, makers of organic, sugar-free and traditional confection products. Founded in 1945, Hillside brands include GoOrganic, GoLightly, Pick Your Color and Hillside Sweets. Products are sold direct and through distributors to...

'Iconic brand' to trade under symbol TWNK

LOS ANGELES -- Hostess Brands LLC is testing the investor appetite for Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Ding Dongs, announcing it will begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol TWNK. The 86-year-old brand is expected to start trading Nov. 7, making an appearance on Wall Street for the...

Private-label Gold Emblem lineup includes bold flavors, new ingredients

WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- CVS Pharmacy is adding 70 new private-label snack and grocery items on shelves across the United States through December. The new lineup is part of its exclusive Gold Emblem label and features bold flavors; ingredients such as quinoa, chia, kale and seaweed; and no artificial...

Organization also seeks bans on advertising to children .
Four trends from the 2016 NACS Show in Atlanta
'Candy Bowl' pits Snickers against Skittles.
Utz, Metropoulos & Co. form strategic partnership
Process underway to identify John P. Bilbrey’s successor
Vows participation in Equal Pay, First Job and Fair Chance

Blue Bell, Nestle, Kraft and Publix each issue product recalls