Snacks & Candy

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

Promotion In Motion Cos. Inc. (PIM) recently added four key senior executives to its leadership team.

ALLENDALE, N.J. -- Promotion In Motion Cos. Inc. (PIM), the manufacturers and marketers of candy and snack brands including Welch's Fruit Snacks, Sour Jacks candies and Sun-Maid Chocolate Raisins, recently added four key senior executives to its leadership team. And previously located in Closter, N...

Seeking to continue operations; franchises "not affected"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Once the self-proclaimed "Ice Cream of the Future," Dippin' Dots is seeking federal bankruptcy protection, a move the company said is aimed at staving off foreclosure on more than $11 million in loans, reported the Associated Press. The Paducah, Ky.-based company has filed for...

Mars' Combos sponsorship includes promotion at travel centers

HOMESTEAD , Fla. -- The 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series season finishes up with the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, November 19. But that is just the start of a new partnership for Rusty Wallace Racing and the No. 62 Pilot Flying J race team. The No. 62 Pilot Flying J Toyota...

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.
Up 18%, on pace to be $1.1 billion business in convenience channel, says Hershey's .
Plans one-day-only “Wonka Candy Exchange” with retailer
Kraft Foods Inc. is selling 5-stick packs of Trident and Stride gum in the U.S. for 50 cents each.