Snacks & Candy

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

Chattanooga Bakery Inc. has opened its second MoonPie General Store, reported The Chattanoogan.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Chattanooga Bakery Inc. has opened its second MoonPie General Store, reported The Chattanoogan . The first store opened in Charleston, S.C., in July 2009. In addition to MoonPies and RC Colas, the store will offer a variety of unique gifts and authentic "general store"...

Hostile bid for sweets maker rejected

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- The North American food giant Kraft Foods Inc. on Monday repeated the $16.4 billion cash and shares terms of its original offer for Cadbury plc, which the candy maker rejected two months ago, and took its bid, now worth 4% less after a fall in Kraft shares, directly to Cadbury...

FTC clearance issues derail deal between snack food companies

HANOVER, Pa. -- Snyder's of Hanover Inc. and Utz Quality Foods Inc. said that they have decided to discontinue pursuit of the merger between the two snack food companies. After receiving word late last week that the first and second filing had not been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC...

Interstate Bakeries Corp. (IBC) said that has changed its name to Hostess Brands Inc.
Flook to lead Sconza Candy operations
Company adds 15 packaged bakery items to its line of 7-Select private-label products
Snack companies say combination will strengthen marketplace position
Part of DudeWheresMyBar.com contest with Seth Green
Sales expected to reach $6 billion;Americans shunning private-label sweets
Obesity concerns prompt calls to limit new convenience stores in South L.A.

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