Snacks & Candy

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

Snack maker's performance has execs considering "possible financial, strategic actions"

PHILADELPHIA -- Tasty Baking Co. said that preliminary financial data available for its fourth quarter ended December 25, 2010 indicates that as a result of certain production difficulties during the optimization of its new Philadelphia bakery, the company did not achieve the expected operational...

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.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- 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. DeMet's will merge TrueNorth into its existing portfolio of confectionary products that includes DeMet's Turtles, DeMet'...

Tropicana's Tropolis squeezable fruit puree thicker than beverages

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- As part of its strategy to tap into the market for more nutritious convenience foods, PepsiCo Inc. is hoping people will pay a premium for a new pureed fruit product that it considers thick enough to be a snack rather than a beverage, reported The Wall Street Journal . Tropolis,...

Transforming 50% of its portfolio to products made with all natural ingredients
House brands to be reformulated
Line extension grabs spot among memorable new product launches for 2010
Just Born offered its sales team an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii if it met its annual goals, and a trip to the nation's arctic tundra if it didn't.
Harris Youth EquiTrend Study reveals brands with highest equity among 8-24 year olds
Combined company will have well-established portfolio of snack food brands
Lance Inc. announced on Friday that its stockholders approved the issuance of shares needed to complete the proposed merger with Snyder's of Hanover Inc.

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