Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Jesus Delgado-Jenkins (left), Jeffrey Saunders,
Darren Rebelez, Paul Pierce

Honored for quality of products, participation in team-merchandising process

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. has awarded Bake Fresh Co. LLC the company's 2010 Retailer Initiative Award, citing the dramatic turnaround of a Colorado commercial bakery the Chesapeake, Va.-based company assumed just a year ago. Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, 7-Eleven senior vice president of merchandising,...

Introducing 15 line extensions, seasonal confections

MCLEAN, Va. -- Mars Chocolate North America demonstrates recently introduced 15 new items, a revamped seasonal lineup designed specifically for convenience stores and small outlets and an innovative modular display system. "Since c-stores have smaller footprints than other retailers, every square...

Marijuana-themed merchandise alarms parents, officials

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Candy shaped like marijuana that is showing up on store shelves around the country won't get kids high, but city leaders and anti-drug activists in Buffalo, N.Y., are upset over it, reported the Associated Press. "We're already dealing with a high amount of drug abuse and drug...

Retailer also announces winner of Text-to-Win Sweepstakes
Does not encompass manufacturing, selling, marketing activities
Six c-stores in Chicago area now carrying gourmet snack item
In memory of Arch West, the man who created Doritos, convenience retailer Quick Chek staged an impromptu contest on its Facebook page to give away a $150 gift card.
Alfonso named EVP, CFO, CAO; Buck named SVP, CGO; Wege named SVP, CCO
Giving away Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, M&M's in September, throughout the fall.
Convenience store chain and ice-cream purveyor Stewart's Shops is expanding its private-label candy bar line.