Snacks & Candy

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

Major snack brands named official "cracker," "nut" and "cookie" of all 88 championships

EAST HANOVER, N.J. -- Kraft Foods' U.S. Snacks business has teamed with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and CBS Sports to become an Official NCAA Corporate Partner for several of its flagship snack brands, including Planters, Ritz, Oreo and Wheat Thins. The partnership includes...

BP, Hershey's Kisses among top brands in two surveys

NEW YORK -- What makes a brand resonate with consumers? What attributes or messages create brand loyalty? These are some of the questions two recent studies sought to answer as they ranked the top brands in several convenience store-specific categories, including gasoline, beer, bottled water,...

Troops offering treats at 17 locations

RICHMOND, Va. -- Uppy's Convenience Stores have become Girl Scout cookie central for the Richmond metro area, with the largest local Exxon and BP retailer offering up 17 of its 43 locations for area Girl Scout troops during their annual sales drive. The retailer offered central Virginia Girl Scout...

Chip line joins Emerald nuts, Pop Secret popcorn in snack portfolio
Brand extensions create multiple opportunities for new trials in snacks
7-Eleven Inc. stores are now introducing a richer, fudgier icing for its chocolate-covered donut.
Carr, Stitzer, Bonfield step down as Kraft acquires control of confectioner
Most consumers to spend same or less for food, drinks; snacks greatest opportunity
Will not compete with Kraft for U.K. confectioner
$19.5 billion deal will create company with 40 major candy, gum brands