Snacks & Candy

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

Scandal leads to termination of agreement

PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh company that markets food products endorsed by local sports stars has ended its beef jerky sponsorship deal with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, reported the Associated Press. PLB Sports president and CEO Ty Ballou said Roethlisberger is "falling short" of the...

Will focus on c-stores, other nontraditional venues

NEW YORK -- NexCen Brands Inc. has announced the appointment of Tony Valles to the newly created position of vice president of non-traditional development for NexCen Franchise Management Inc., the franchising subsidiary of NexCen Brands. Valles will be responsible for developing franchise locations...

Retailer signs exclusive deal with ice cream maker

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Ricker Oil Co. Inc. has signed an agreement with the Velvet Ice Cream Co. Inc. for Velvet Ice Cream to be the exclusive ice cream provider for the Indiana chain of convenience stores. Ricker's has 28 c-stores in the Indiana cities of Anderson and Fort Wayne. Velvet began supplying...

NRF survey predicts spending "hop".
Alchemy3 developing branded games for candy maker's retail group.
Chambers came over from Cadbury; was with Remy Cointreau USA, IRI, Nabisco
Functionality key in gum category, Mintel says
Major snack brands named official "cracker," "nut" and "cookie" of all 88 championships.
BP, Hershey's Kisses among top brands in two surveys.
Troops offering treats at 17 locations