Snacks & Candy

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

Up 18%, on pace to be $1.1 billion business in convenience channel, says Hershey's

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Driven by the king-sized candy bar and in-store merchandising, mint and gum (CMG) category was up 6.5% in convenience stores for The Hershey Co. in its third-quarter 2011, president and CEO John P. Bilbrey said late last week during the company's quarterly conference call. "Within...

Plans one-day-only “Wonka Candy Exchange” with retailer

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Let’s say the kids don’t like the candy they collect this Halloween. Candy-maker Willy Wonka is making it worth their while by planning a candy exchange through select retailers. On the “32 Days of WonkaWeen,” consumers 13 years or older may exchange unwanted Halloween candy for...

Kraft Foods Inc. is selling 5-stick packs of Trident and Stride gum in the U.S. for 50 cents each.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. is selling 5-stick packs of Trident and Stride gum in the U.S. for 50 cents each, offering a more affordable size to appeal to customers who were balking at the higher-priced packs, according to a Dow Jones Newswire report. Gum titan Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. plans to...

NRF: Average person will spend $72.31 on decorations, costumes, candy, up from $66.28 last year
Honored for quality of products, participation in team-merchandising process
Introducing 15 line extensions, seasonal confections
Marijuana-themed merchandise alarms parents, officials
Retailer also announces winner of Text-to-Win Sweepstakes
Does not encompass manufacturing, selling, marketing activities
Six c-stores in Chicago area now carrying gourmet snack item

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