Snacks & Candy

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

Bloomberg: 7-Eleven's impulse shoppers driving recovery for snacks, beverages

DALLAS -- Impulse buyers are heading back to convenience stores for sodas and Hershey bars. PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. said the volume declines at c-stores slowed last quarter for the first time in at least a year, said Bloomberg. Hershey Co.'s first-quarter chocolate, mint and gum sales in...

DNA Beef Jerky, DNA Energy Drink, more now available through distributor's network

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- DNA Beverage Corp., producers of DNA Energy Drink, DNA Beef Jerky and DNA Shred Stix, has announced that it has begun shipments to Amster Kirtz Co. in Ohio. Amster Kirtz, a major regional candy tobacco/specialty distributor, services more than 1,100 convenience stores and...

Rosenfeld hopes to leverage Cadbury's strength in U.S. convenience channel

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. CEO Irene Rosenfeld wants to use newlyand contentiouslyacquired Cadbury PLC's strength in U.S. convenience stores, where it sells Trident and Dentyne gum, to sell more Ritz crackers, according to a Wall Street Journal report. She also plans to use Cadbury's...

Scandal leads to termination of agreement
Will focus on c-stores, other nontraditional venues
Retailer signs exclusive deal with ice cream maker
NRF survey predicts spending "hop".
Chambers came over from Cadbury; was with Remy Cointreau USA, IRI, Nabisco
Alchemy3 developing branded games for candy maker's retail group.
Functionality key in gum category, Mintel says