Snacks & Candy

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

McDonald's moving beyond pies, shakes, to shake up variety

OAK BROOK , Ill. -- McDonald's is aiming to transform itself into a "dessert destination," moving beyond apple pies and shakes in an effort to plump up sales in a relatively small segment of its business, reported the Chicago Tribune . "It's just one of those things that fell into our laps as...

Breakfast biscuits will be sold at 90,000 U.S. retail locations, including c-stores

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. is getting back into breakfast, with plans to introduce its belVita Breakfast biscuits in the United States in February, reported Dow Jones. The U.S. rollout of belVita, which Kraft has sold in Europe for the last decade and started selling in the U.K. last year...

New Glazed Chocolate Pie, Dipped Cake Doughnuts join lineup at c-stores, grocery

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Krispy Kreme is adding two new chocolate-flavored treats to its lineup of packaged doughnuts and sweets sold in participating grocery store, convenience stores and mass merchants. Glazed Chocolate Pie and Dipped Cake Doughnuts became available November 11 nationwide. Mark...

Promotion In Motion Cos. Inc. (PIM) recently added four key senior executives to its leadership team.
Seeking to continue operations; franchises "not affected".
Mars' Combos sponsorship includes promotion at travel centers.
Says franchisee refused to vacate, diverted gas funds, sold illegal products
Candy maker Judson-Atkinson Candies Inc. has suspended manufacturing to explore other opportunities, citing the high cost of sugar and other raw materials.
Mars, CandyRific, American Licorice, Chuao, Liberty Orchards, Ferrara Pan honored
Twelve industry veterans have joined the National Confectionery Sales Association's Candy Hall of Fame.