Snacks & Candy

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

Relationship expected to enhance grocery, convenience retail distribution, execution

SOMERSET, N.J. -- Ferrero U.S.A. Inc. has entered into a new national broker relationship with Advantage Sales & Marketing in the candy company's effort to enhance its distribution and execution in grocery and convenience retail outlets. This relationship takes effect on January 1, 2012. The...

Kraft unveiling vending device that can tell adults from children

NORTHFIELD , Ill. -- Kraft Foods, the nation's biggest foodmaker, will roll out in Chicago a device that dispenses its Temptations dessert by Jell-O, but only to the product's target market: grownups. The machine, according to a USA Today report, was developed by Intel, and it can detect facial age...

Nestle expands U.S. nutrition, health and wellness footprint

NEW YORK -- Food and beverage company Nestle has reported significant progress in the areas of nutrition, health and wellness (NHW) in the United States during 2011. Over the past year, it has introduced and expanded new NHW initiatives, announced several partnerships with leading industry...

Suppliers expand reporting, category management tools for retailers
B.C.-based confectionery company makes chocolate-covered fruit, nuts
Items include glazed doughnuts, muffins, Danishes, jumbo cookies
Candy company streamlining management system
Rosenfeld named chairman, CEO of snacks; Vernon named CEO, Cahill chairman of grocery
Fans vote more than 1.3 million times to select Summer 2012 flavor variety
Says dairy snacking has "no clear innovation leader".