Snacks & Candy

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

In memory of Arch West, the man who created Doritos, convenience retailer Quick Chek staged an impromptu contest on its Facebook page to give away a $150 gift card.

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- In memory of Arch West, the man who created Doritos, convenience retailer Quick Chek staged an impromptu contest on its Facebook page to give away a $150 gift card. "Respond to this post with your favorite Doritos flavor, and we'll pick someone at random to win," the...

Bert Alfonso

Alfonso named EVP, CFO, CAO; Buck named SVP, CGO; Wege named SVP, CCO

HERSHEY, Pa. -- J.P. Bilbrey, president and CEO of The Hershey Co., has announced changes to the Hershey global leadership team. Bert Alfonso has been named executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Alfonso, who joined Hershey in 2006, was named senior vice...

Giving away Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, M&M's in September, throughout the fall

HACKETTSTOWN , N.J. -- Mars Chocolate North America recently coordinated 50,000 Mars Random Acts of Chocolate by delivering free samples of their iconic chocolate brands to New Yorkers via bike messengers in Manhattan. Mars Random Acts of Chocolate was developed to distribute nine million of the...

Convenience store chain and ice-cream purveyor Stewart's Shops is expanding its private-label candy bar line.
Claiming a preference over convenience stores, NAMA takes victory lap
Frito-Lay, 7-Eleven bring new tastes to market
Combines two layers of Oreo creme, one chocolate and one original, with three cookie layers
Event shifts two weeks earlier to avoid G8 conflict; restaurant show also shifts dates
This strategic partnership is part of the company's plans to continue growing and strengthening its distribution network.
Convenience store chain and ice-cream purveyor Stewart's Shops has branched out from its ice cream roots to roll out chocolate candy bars.

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