Snacks & Candy

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

Spending down, but Super Bowl partiers not concerned with healthy snacking

MINNEAPOLIS -- Consistent with last year's inaugural survey, the majority of respondents to Supervalu's 2011 Supervalu Snack Down Survey by Harris Interactive said they "never'" feel guilty about what they eat while watching NFL playoff and Super Bowl games; however, this year, a significantly...

Requires company to pursue sale or merger

PHILADELPHIA -- Tasty Baking Co. said that it has reached agreement for new public and private debt financing comprised of $2 million from the PIDC Local Development Corp. (PIDC), $1 million from the Department of Community & Economic Development of Pennsylvania (DCED) and $3.5 million from a...

Pilot Travel Center shopper takes first $1,000 prize

TAYLOR, Mich. -- Marfood said that its Pemmican Brand Beef Jerky has awarded its first $1,000 Giveaway winner. Elizabeth Pyle of San Antonio, Texas, purchased Pemmican Brand Beef Jerky from her local Pilot Travel Center store just before the holiday season of 2010 and entered the sweepstakes. "I...

Former Bain & Co., Swift exec succeeds Osanloo
Snack maker's performance has execs considering "possible financial, strategic actions".
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.
Tropicana's Tropolis squeezable fruit puree thicker than beverages.
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