Snacks & Candy

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

2010 show will be called Sweets & Snacks Expo

CHICAGO -- Starting in 2010, the All Candy Expo will have a new name, said the National Confectioners Association (NCA). The newly rechristened 2010 Sweets & Snacks Expo will be held May 25-27, as always in Chicago. The 2009 All Candy Expo, held May 19-21, experienced 7% growth in verified...

Meat snack maker will transition to direct sales, distribution

PLANO, Texas & SEATTLE -- Frito-Lay North America and the Oberto Sausage Co. have agreed to end their partnership of the last 10 years for distribution and sales of Oh Boy! Oberto brand meat snack products in the United States and Canada. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Under terms...

Retailer adding new stores with new design to expand convenience, market, bakery

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Braum's, an ice cream, dairy, foodservice and convenience retailer, which in 2008 rolled out its 'W' model Braum's stores in Norman, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Elk City, Ada, Altus, Choctaw, Cushing, Muskogee, Okla., and Pantego, Texas, plans to open more new stores in 2009. "We'...

Mass. Div. of Standards fines retailers for in-store discrepancies
BP upgrades private-label snack without raising price; trucks tout ampm brand
2009 All Candy Expo highlights new confectionery, snack debuts
Though candy continues to perform in c-stores, study shows room for improvement
Stewart's Shops has opened its new Adirondack-style food, dairy and convenience store in Lake George, N.Y.
Kroger is trying out a pair of colorful category management programs in its snacks and beverage aisles.
PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Division, TerraCycle team to "upcycle" used snack packaging.