Snacks & Candy

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

U.S. sales realignment, consolidation; CROSSMARK will continue to support c-store channel

NORTHFIELD , Ill. -- Kraft Foods has announced several moves to help ensure its North America-based snacks and grocery businesses are well-positioned to become two independent public companies before the end of 2012. Key decisions include realigning the U.S. sales organization, consolidating U.S...

U.K. confectioner rolls out its first new product launched using social media

LONDON -- U.K.-based confectioner Cadbury unveiled a new chocolate candy bar--Bubbly--via social network Google+ . "Remember this moment: the first time Cadbury revealed a new product on Google+," the company posted. "The delicious new Dairy Milk Bubbly, available with milk or white bubbles, will...

Nut, fruit mix maker looking to add new products, expand distribution

NEW YORK -- Private-equity firm Palladium Equity Partners LLC has made a follow-on investment in Sahale Snacks, a Seattle-based producer of premium all-natural snacks. Terms were not disclosed. Palladium has held a significant minority stake in Sahale Snacks since 2007. Sahale Snacks offers mixes...

Only 4% of responding fans buy their NFL playoff, Super Bowl party foods at a c-store
Hostess Brands commences reorganization; receives commitment for $75 million in DIP financing
Irene Rosenfeld announced in a U.S. Securities & Exchange (SEC) filing the designated executive leadership team for the snacks organization.
Hostess brands preparing for another bankruptcy filing
Includes David's Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans, re-release of Astro Pops.
C-store distributors will have access to Gardetto's, Chex Mix, Bugles, Nature's Valley, more.
Dunkin' Brands plans massive expansion; signs exclusive procurement, distribution deal with franchisee cooperative.