Snacks & Candy

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

Putting these items adjacent to complementary items such as beverages, foodservice and the checkout visually reminds the customer to complete the meal.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Cookies and crackers are a great accompaniment to complete a grab-and-go meal. According to research by NACS in late 2010, these items are the “purchase driver” of about one-quarter of transactions and an “add on” purchase three-quarters of the time. Retailers should examine...

Acquiring private-label pretzel manufacturer National Pretzel Co.

OMAHA, Neb. -- ConAgra Foods Inc. has agreed to acquire National Pretzel Co., Lancaster, Pa., from Brookstone Holdings. National Pretzel makes private-label pretzels in a variety of forms, including rods, sticks, braids and twists for a variety of customers, including many of the top grocery...

40% of Americans would prefer to reach for snack foods throughout the day instead of eating the traditional three square meals.

PRINCETON , N.J. -- Nearly half of Americans (40%) would prefer to reach for snack foods throughout the day instead of eating the traditional three square meals, revealed a recent survey by Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps brand. Many admit to indulging in snack foods for lunch (78%) and even dinner...

McDonald's moving beyond pies, shakes, to shake up variety.
Breakfast biscuits will be sold at 90,000 U.S. retail locations, including c-stores
New Glazed Chocolate Pie, Dipped Cake Doughnuts join lineup at c-stores, grocery
Promotion In Motion Cos. Inc. (PIM) recently added four key senior executives to its leadership team.
Seeking to continue operations; franchises "not affected".
Mars' Combos sponsorship includes promotion at travel centers.
Says franchisee refused to vacate, diverted gas funds, sold illegal products

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