Snacks & Candy

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

Troops offering treats at 17 locations

RICHMOND, Va. -- Uppy's Convenience Stores have become Girl Scout cookie central for the Richmond metro area, with the largest local Exxon and BP retailer offering up 17 of its 43 locations for area Girl Scout troops during their annual sales drive. The retailer offered central Virginia Girl Scout...

Chip line joins Emerald nuts, Pop Secret popcorn in snack portfolio

SAN FRANCISCO -- Diamond Foods Inc. said that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kettle Foods, makers of premium potato chips, from Lion Capital LLP for $615 million in cash. Diamond will acquire Kettle operations in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The transaction...

Brand extensions create multiple opportunities for new trials in snacks

BOULDER, Colo. -- Crackers, popcorn, chips and pretzels are consumer favorites, as seven in 10 of respondents to a consumer new-trail survey conducted by Market Force Information, a provider of customer intelligence solutions, said they have those at home. And it appears that consumers are very...

7-Eleven Inc. stores are now introducing a richer, fudgier icing for its chocolate-covered donut.
Carr, Stitzer, Bonfield step down as Kraft acquires control of confectioner
Most consumers to spend same or less for food, drinks; snacks greatest opportunity
Will not compete with Kraft for U.K. confectioner
$19.5 billion deal will create company with 40 major candy, gum brands
Has until January 23 to make offer
Rival Cadbury bid fizzles, strengthening Kraft's position.