Snacks & Candy

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

Alchemy3 developing branded games for candy maker's retail group

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Mars Retail Group has announced that it has joined with new licensee Alchemy3 to develop branded lottery games. The games will hit participating lottery retailers beginning fall 2010 and will incorporate popular Mars brands including M&M's, Snickers, Skittles, Starburst, 3...

Functionality key in gum category, Mintel says

CHICAGO -- While the economy continues to negatively influence certain shopping behaviors, one category's bubble refuses to pop. According to recent research from Mintel, the gum, mints and breath fresheners market has seen sales growing through the recession, increasing more than 10% since 2007,...

Major snack brands named official "cracker," "nut" and "cookie" of all 88 championships

EAST HANOVER, N.J. -- Kraft Foods' U.S. Snacks business has teamed with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and CBS Sports to become an Official NCAA Corporate Partner for several of its flagship snack brands, including Planters, Ritz, Oreo and Wheat Thins. The partnership includes...

BP, Hershey's Kisses among top brands in two surveys.
Troops offering treats at 17 locations
Chip line joins Emerald nuts, Pop Secret popcorn in snack portfolio
Brand extensions create multiple opportunities for new trials in snacks
7-Eleven Inc. stores are now introducing a richer, fudgier icing for its chocolate-covered donut.
Carr, Stitzer, Bonfield step down as Kraft acquires control of confectioner
Most consumers to spend same or less for food, drinks; snacks greatest opportunity