Snacks & Candy

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

Burger King snacks nominated for "best corporate brand licensee of the year"

PHOENIX -- The Inventure Group Inc. has announced that its line of salted snacks licensed from Burger King Brands Inc. was nominated as one of the finalist for the "Best Corporate Brand Licensee of the Year" by the Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). The Burger King salted snacks...

Wrigley appealing recommendation that it modify, discontinue certain statements

NEW YORK -- The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Wrigley Gum modify or discontinue certain claims for the company's Eclipse brand gum. Wm Wrigley Jr. Co. said it will appeal NAD's decision to the National Advertising Review Board (...

Urges Congress to update national school nutrition standards

WASHINGTON -- In testimony in late March before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, Mars Snackfood US supported legislation to revise school food nutrition standards so that more nutritious products are available to students nationwide. The current federal nutrition...

FDA investigating salmonella contamination; companies pull products
Candy, other spending down this Easter
Casey's announces nationwide voluntary product recall.
Bob Gamgort, longtime North American president of snack food giant Mars Inc., has resigned, executives familiar with the matter told Ad Age.
PepsiCo timing promotions around consumers' cashflow.
Will help company expand nationwide
McLane rolls out candy multi-vendor end cap, impulse-building program