Snacks & Candy

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

Two deals consolidate the snack and candy industries

CAMDEN, N.J., & HERSHEY, Pa. -- Two significant acquisitions in the snack category will consolidate the industry as Campbell Soup Co. announced it will acquire Snyder’s-Lance and the Hershey Co. entered into a deal to purchase Amplify Snack Brands Inc. In addition to its namesake soups, Camden...


Acquisition should broaden Hershey's portfolio of healthy and innovative savory snack brands

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Co. and Amplify Snack Brands Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hershey will acquire all outstanding shares of Amplify for $12 per share in cash. Amplify Snack Brands is behind growing snack brands Skinny Pop, Paqui chips, Oatmega healthy snack...

c-store snacks

How a busy year of consolidation is affecting the c-store snack and candy set

Some unique tactics to boost movement in the confectionary set

Which subcategories are outpacing the rest?
Mars HQ
Partnership expands Mars' reach in the growing healthy snacks category.
Utz Foods
Deal combines better-for-you reputation with strong foothold in traditional snacks .
Jack Link's Beef Jerky
Inside the meat-snacks maker's tribute to tradition and innovation.
Mondelez products
President, sales execs tasked with continuing the upward trajectory for the global snacking giant

Many retailers are still getting used to the idea of BFY snacks in a c-store setting