Snacks & Candy

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

7-Select snack,candy line takes wing as consumers clamor for value alternatives

ST. CHARLES, Ill. -- Working under the oft-stated notion that the summer selling season is when convenience stores in the Chicago area make most of their money, 7-Eleven executives underscored the importance of private-label products, fresh foodservice and other strategic tools during this week's 7...

Newspaper uses candy bars to examine supply-chain speed

VANCOUVER -- The National Times used chocolate candy bars to investigate "inventory velocity" among retailers of various types, including grocers, pharmacies, convenience stores and department stores. Retailers included 7-Eleven, Couche-Tard, Loblaw, Metro, Rexall, Shoppers Drug Mart, Wal-Mart and...

Mars forges new licensing relationship for custom candies

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- Mars Direct Inc., a division of Mars Snackfood US, has announced a new licensing relationship with the National Basketball Association to create My Team M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies. My Team M&M's NBA Blends feature customized team logos and colors for all 30 NBA...

Burger King snacks nominated for "best corporate brand licensee of the year".
Wrigley appealing recommendation that it modify, discontinue certain statements
Urges Congress to update national school nutrition standards
FDA investigating salmonella contamination; companies pull products
Candy, other spending down this Easter
Casey's announces nationwide voluntary product recall.
Bob Gamgort, longtime North American president of snack food giant Mars Inc., has resigned, executives familiar with the matter told Ad Age.