Snacks & Candy

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

Candy brand, comedy clubs team up for tour, sweepstakes

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Butterfinger and America's Original Comedy Showcase, The IMPROV, have teamed up to launch a sweepstakes, the Butterfinger/IMPROV Comedy Tour Sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive a comedy tour vacation package for four to see one comedy show in four different U.S...

Candy company appoints VPs in marketing and sales

FAIRFIELD, Calif. -- Jelly Belly Candy Co. announced two internal promotions of employees: Rob Swaigen to the position of vice president of marketing, and Vincent Garibaldi to the vice president of National Sales Division. Swaigen is now responsible for all domestic marketing and licensing at Jelly...

A Hershey bar? Candy. But the Cookies 'n' Creme spinoff? That's food, not candy, according to a new Illinois tax law.

CHICAGO -- A Hershey bar? Candy. But the Cookies 'n' Creme spinoff? That's food, not candy, according to a new Illinois tax law. Likewise, Twix, Kit Kat and Twizzlers are all candy-aisle staples that Illinois no longer officially considers to be candy, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune...

Candy brand kicks off partnership with meal commitment
Locations include Florida Turnpike travel plazas, universities, airports
Some product sold in c-stores may be tainted with salmonella
ConAgra ensuring sufficient retailer supply after plant explosion
By July 15, Shakers will be distributed at 7-Eleven stores in 29 states across the country, and they will retail for under $2.
Searer to retire in September after nearly 30 years
Promotion to give consumers relief at pump, grocery checkout lines nationwide

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