Snacks & Candy

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

"Embraced innovation and turned obstacles into advantages"

MINONG, Wis. -- Jack Link, founder and chief executive offer of Link Snacks Inc., maker of Jack Link's beef jerky, was among those entrepreneurs honored last week by Ernst & Young LLP for its Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Upper Midwest Region. Link won in the "Master"...

Founding Martinez family will stay on with the company

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- J & J Snack Foods Corp. has announced that its subsidiary company, J & J Snack Foods Corp. of California, has acquired the assets of California Churros, a manufacturer of churros located in Colton, Calif. California Churros had sales of approximately $11 million in 2009...

Perry's Ice Cream, Miller Brewing honored for retailer support

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Perry's Ice Cream and Miller Brewing Co. were recently named Vendors of the Year by convenience store retailer Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores. The companies received the honors based on a number of criteria including their support of Wilson Farms corporate initiatives,...

Experienced CPG exec will sweeten relationships with confectionery industry
MARS Foodservices has introduced gum to its portfolio of products, adding the Wrigley's brand.
Industry watchers predict future trends at Sweets & Snacks Expo
New products from the 2010 candy show floor
Retailers can access category management information, materials, more
NPD: Yogurt, potato chips, fresh fruit among top growing snack foods for kids 2-17
Iconic snack company unveils "world's greenest bakery" at Philly's Navy Yard.