Snacks & Candy

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

Consumers pick winners in program that recognizes CPG innovation

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- Mars Chocolate North America said that M&M's Pretzel Chocolate Candies were named the 2011 Product of the Year in the Candy & Snacks category by Product of the Year USA. The brand accepted the award during a special ceremony in New York City earlier this week. "This...

Wilson Farms is introducing a new line of cookies, and the convenience retailer wants its customers to help name it.

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- Wilson Farms is introducing a new line of cookies, and the convenience retailer wants its customers to help name it. The four-ounce cookies are made in western New York and sell for 99 cents. Currently, the chain offers two flavors--Chocolate Chunk (made with Belgian...

Spending down, but Super Bowl partiers not concerned with healthy snacking

MINNEAPOLIS -- Consistent with last year's inaugural survey, the majority of respondents to Supervalu's 2011 Supervalu Snack Down Survey by Harris Interactive said they "never'" feel guilty about what they eat while watching NFL playoff and Super Bowl games; however, this year, a significantly...

Requires company to pursue sale or merger
Pilot Travel Center shopper takes first $1,000 prize
Former Bain & Co., Swift exec succeeds Osanloo
Snack maker's performance has execs considering "possible financial, strategic actions".
DeMet's Candy Co. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the TrueNorth nut snack brand from Frito-Lay North America, a division of Pepsico Inc.
Tropicana's Tropolis squeezable fruit puree thicker than beverages.
Transforming 50% of its portfolio to products made with all natural ingredients

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