Snacks & Candy

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

Hill named chair-elect to succeed Joyce

ATLANTA -- Tom Joyce, vice president of customer industry affairs for The Hershey Co., has been named 2010-11 chairman of the NACS Supplier Board. In addition, Scott Hill, vice president of convenience sales, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, was named chair-elect and will succeed Joyce as 2011-12 chairman...

Ripken Power Shred made from lean American beef

LONG VALLEY, N.J. -- Florio Sports LLC has teamed with National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to launch Ripken Power Shred, a new jerky product made from lean American beef. The new shredded beef jerky snack is sourced and made in the United States. Ripken Power Shred's original line offers...

Top-three consumer choices make up El Mero brand debut

CHICAGO -- BP's ampm brand is introducing a new line of proprietary Hispanic snacks. The snacks, which hit the shelves in several ampm markets earlier this year, debuted under the store's El Mero brand. "Hispanic consumers are looking for products with authentic flavors," said Bill Fry, president...

Offers baked goods including donuts, danishes, cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies
Product distributed to 7-Eleven stores in Michigan, Ohio
Kraft Foods lays out new global growth strategy; Cadbury yielding $1 billion
BP's ampm franchise stores roll out "Good Stuff by ampm" brand with water, candy.
Snack cake maker launches new line of muffins
Grazing consumers sometimes skip daily meal
Private-label brand comes from Duane Reade acquisition