Snacks & Candy

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

Snack companies say combination will strengthen marketplace position

HANOVER, Pa. -- Carl E. Lee Jr., president and CEO of Snyder's of Hanover, recently announced the company's intention to acquire Utz Quality Foods Inc., pending clearance from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The parties plan to close the transaction as soon as possible following FTC clearance...

Part of contest with Seth Green

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Nestle USA said that consumers can get a free, limited-edition vintage Butterfinger bar, just like the one stolen from actor Seth Green and the object of the nationwide search online at . Butterfinger has created 200,000 vintage bars, which are available at...

Sales expected to reach $6 billion;Americans shunning private-label sweets

LOS ANGELES -- Despite economic gloom casting a spell on consumer confidence this year, America's darkest holiday is looking bright for retailers. According to industry research firm IBISWorld, Halloween sales are expected to reach a record-breaking $6 billion in 2009, up 4.2% from the $5.77...

Obesity concerns prompt calls to limit new convenience stores in South L.A.
Will continue offering discounts in snacks, beverages
Nearly two years after launching its Tanka Bar buffalo and cranberry snack, Native American Natural Foods is fast approaching a big milestone.
Mukherjee named Frito-Lay NA SVP, CMO succeeding Kumar
Program offers retailers free racks, discounts on display products
Potato chip sales jump with recession, but growth expected to taper off with recovery
U.K. panel gives U.S. food co. until Nov. 9 to make binding offer for candy maker