Snacks & Candy

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

Just Born offered its sales team an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii if it met its annual goals, and a trip to the nation's arctic tundra if it didn't.

FARGO, N.D. -- Just Born, the company that makes Peeps, Mike & Ike's and Hot Tamales candy, offered its sales team an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii if it met its annual goals, and a trip to the nation's arctic tundra if it didn't, reported the Associated Press. The team did not meet its...

Harris Youth EquiTrend Study reveals brands with highest equity among 8-24 year olds

NEW YORK -- Mars' M&Ms ranked first overall in brand equity in a study conducted by global market research firm Harris Interactive, which has released the 2010 results of the first annual Youth EquiTrend study. It asked 8 to 24 year olds to rate between 98 and 125 brands on several key elements...

Combined company will have well-established portfolio of snack food brands

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lance Inc. and Snyder's of Hanover Inc. officially announced yesterday the completion of their merger, first announced on July 22, 2010. The transaction brings together Snyder's, a global leader in pretzels and a U.S. leader in specialty snacks that traces its roots to 1909, with...

Lance Inc. announced on Friday that its stockholders approved the issuance of shares needed to complete the proposed merger with Snyder's of Hanover Inc.
Heather R. Waller has joined the Flowers Specialty Snacks Sales team as regional sales manager for convenience stores.
E.Life tracks top candy brands social media activity
Hostess Brands Inc. has announced the appointment of a new executive vice president and chief financial officer, John Stewart.
Fourteen confectionery business leaders, including two candy pioneers, were honored with induction into the Candy Hall of Fame on Saturday in Tampa, Fla.
Clif Bar, Kraft named to annual list for growth in brand "strength".
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. is introducing new branded packaging in convenience stores, grocery stores and mass merchants.

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