Snacks & Candy

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

Just Born opens Peeps & Co. retail outlet near D.C.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Just Born Inc., maker of Peeps, Mike & Ike, Hot Tamales and Peanut Chews, has opened its first retail store, Peeps & Co., in National Harbor, Md. Shoppers can browse distinct areas customized to a brand. Highlights include a Mike & Ike "Equalizer of Flavors Wall...

Retailer stocking Probiotic Kefir Wellness Bars along with drinkable versions

MORTON GROVE, Ill. -- Lifeway Foods Inc., will be expanding its distribution channels to include the 7-Eleven convenience store chain. The shipments will begin on December 9, 2009, and will include the three varieties of Lifeway's Probiotic Kefir Wellness Bars, as well as six flavors of Lifeway's 8...

Orthodox Union approves placement of dietary symbol on package

CHICAGO -- Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. has announced that Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Frooties and DOTS have become kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union, the world's largest kosher certification agency. New packaging bearing the "OU" symbol will be distributed nationwide beginning in the...

Retailers expect Kraft to win 3-way bidding war
RyLo Products, owner and manufacturer of the Revive Energy Mints brand, has announced that Revive Energy Mints can now be found in Quickie Convenience Stores.
Discussions in preliminary stages; no discussion of financial specifics
Chattanooga Bakery Inc. has opened its second MoonPie General Store, reported The Chattanoogan.
Hostile bid for sweets maker rejected
FTC clearance issues derail deal between snack food companies
Interstate Bakeries Corp. (IBC) said that has changed its name to Hostess Brands Inc.