Snacks & Candy

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

Former Bain & Co., Swift exec succeeds Osanloo

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods said that Sam Rovit will join the company as executive vice president of strategy, beginning January 29. Rovit, 52, will be responsible for collaborating closely with the business and functions to implement the company's strategic priorities for growth and cost...

Snack maker's performance has execs considering "possible financial, strategic actions"

PHILADELPHIA -- Tasty Baking Co. said that preliminary financial data available for its fourth quarter ended December 25, 2010 indicates that as a result of certain production difficulties during the optimization of its new Philadelphia bakery, the company did not achieve the expected operational...

DeMet's Candy Co. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the TrueNorth nut snack brand from Frito-Lay North America, a division of Pepsico Inc.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- DeMet's Candy Co. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the TrueNorth nut snack brand from Frito-Lay North America, a division of Pepsico Inc. DeMet's will merge TrueNorth into its existing portfolio of confectionary products that includes DeMet's Turtles, DeMet'...

Tropicana's Tropolis squeezable fruit puree thicker than beverages.
Transforming 50% of its portfolio to products made with all natural ingredients
House brands to be reformulated
Line extension grabs spot among memorable new product launches for 2010
Just Born offered its sales team an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii if it met its annual goals, and a trip to the nation's arctic tundra if it didn't.
Harris Youth EquiTrend Study reveals brands with highest equity among 8-24 year olds
Combined company will have well-established portfolio of snack food brands

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