Snacks & Candy

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

Hostess brands preparing for another bankruptcy filing

IRVING, Texas -- Hostess Brands Inc. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal . The move would mark the second significant court restructuring for the Twinkies and Wonder Bread baker in the past...

Includes David's Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans, re-release of Astro Pops

IRVINE, Calif. -- Leaf Brands LLC, manufacturers of Astro Pops, Yummers!, Farts Candy and David's Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans, has appointed Garvey Nut & Candy, the Pico Rivera, Calif.-based manufacturer and distributor for nuts and candies, for their initial product launches. A major...

C-store distributors will have access to Gardetto's, Chex Mix, Bugles, Nature's Valley, more

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Dot Foods Inc., a major food redistributor, has announced a partnership with General Mills Convenience Store Division for the distribution of dry products to its convenience store distributors. With this new partnership, convenience store distributors will be able to...

Dunkin' Brands plans massive expansion; signs exclusive procurement, distribution deal with franchisee cooperative.
Barry C. Levin, chairman and chief executive officer of Snak King Corp., said that his firm has acquired C.J. Vitner Co.
Snack-maker to introduce Nature Valley Protein Bars
Deadline is Friday, Jan. 13
Allergy, salmonella concerns hit three manufacturers
It's the snack mix that satisfies consumers' desire for a creamy-crunchy-sweet-and-salty snack all in one bag.
New commercial to debut during game's first quarter.