Snacks & Candy

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

NRF says average person to spend $66.28 on costumes, candy, decorations

WASHINGTON -- There will be no shortage of ghosts or goblins this Halloween as 148 million Americans partake in some sort of holiday celebration, spending considerably more than they did last year. According to NRF's 2010 Halloween Consumer Intentions & Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch...

Hill named chair-elect to succeed Joyce

ATLANTA -- Tom Joyce, vice president of customer industry affairs for The Hershey Co., has been named 2010-11 chairman of the NACS Supplier Board. In addition, Scott Hill, vice president of convenience sales, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, was named chair-elect and will succeed Joyce as 2011-12 chairman...

Ripken Power Shred made from lean American beef

LONG VALLEY, N.J. -- Florio Sports LLC has teamed with National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to launch Ripken Power Shred, a new jerky product made from lean American beef. The new shredded beef jerky snack is sourced and made in the United States. Ripken Power Shred's original line offers...

Top-three consumer choices make up El Mero brand debut
Offers baked goods including donuts, danishes, cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies
Product distributed to 7-Eleven stores in Michigan, Ohio
Kraft Foods lays out new global growth strategy; Cadbury yielding $1 billion
BP's ampm franchise stores roll out "Good Stuff by ampm" brand with water, candy.
Snack cake maker launches new line of muffins
Grazing consumers sometimes skip daily meal