Snacks & Candy

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

Rosenfeld hopes to leverage Cadbury's strength in U.S. convenience channel

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. CEO Irene Rosenfeld wants to use newlyand contentiouslyacquired Cadbury PLC's strength in U.S. convenience stores, where it sells Trident and Dentyne gum, to sell more Ritz crackers, according to a Wall Street Journal report. She also plans to use Cadbury's...

Scandal leads to termination of agreement

PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh company that markets food products endorsed by local sports stars has ended its beef jerky sponsorship deal with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, reported the Associated Press. PLB Sports president and CEO Ty Ballou said Roethlisberger is "falling short" of the...

Will focus on c-stores, other nontraditional venues

NEW YORK -- NexCen Brands Inc. has announced the appointment of Tony Valles to the newly created position of vice president of non-traditional development for NexCen Franchise Management Inc., the franchising subsidiary of NexCen Brands. Valles will be responsible for developing franchise locations...

Retailer signs exclusive deal with ice cream maker
NRF survey predicts spending "hop".
Chambers came over from Cadbury; was with Remy Cointreau USA, IRI, Nabisco
Alchemy3 developing branded games for candy maker's retail group.
Functionality key in gum category, Mintel says
Major snack brands named official "cracker," "nut" and "cookie" of all 88 championships.
BP, Hershey's Kisses among top brands in two surveys.