Snacks & Candy

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

Searer to retire in September after nearly 30 years

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. has announced that W. Anthony (Tony) Vernon will become president of Kraft Foods North America in mid-August. Vernon, 53, joins Kraft Foods from private equity firm Ripplewood Holdings, following a successful career at Johnson & Johnson. He will report to...

Promotion to give consumers relief at pump, grocery checkout lines nationwide

HERSHEY, Pa. -- This summer, the Reese's brand will reward fans by helping consumers across the country fill up their gasoline tanks and grocery carts. The Reese's Loves You Back on-pack, instant-win promotion is in stores now and rewards fans with up to $2.5 million in cash prizes toward gasoline...

BP's ampm offers two-for-99-cents Hispanic dessert promotion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BP's ampm is hoping to once again appeal to the customer's sweet tooth with two classic Hispanic desserts for only 99 cents through the end of June. Customer at participating ampm's can purchase a jelly roll and a sugar cookie called a trevol or any combination of the two for...

Launch new line of snacks under the Matador by Jack Link's brand.
Details on Stewart's purchase of Sunoco mini mart for $1.5 million.
Purchases home-town Sunoco station; completes remodeling of Hoosick location
Retailer plans to double size of bakery; new stores, remodels in 2009 pipeline
Expands domestic distribution model for energy products
Ferrero introduces recyclable container for mint brand
2010 show will be called Sweets & Snacks Expo