Snacks & Candy

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

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.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- 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. DeMet's will merge TrueNorth into its existing portfolio of confectionary products that includes DeMet's Turtles, DeMet'...

Tropicana's Tropolis squeezable fruit puree thicker than beverages

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- As part of its strategy to tap into the market for more nutritious convenience foods, PepsiCo Inc. is hoping people will pay a premium for a new pureed fruit product that it considers thick enough to be a snack rather than a beverage, reported The Wall Street Journal . Tropolis,...

Transforming 50% of its portfolio to products made with all natural ingredients

PLANO, Texas -- Frito-Lay said that without compromising taste, approximately 50% of its product portfolio will soon be made with all natural ingredients, including three of its biggest brands, Lay's potato chips, Tostitos tortilla chips and SunChips multigrain snacks. The products made with all...

House brands to be reformulated
Line extension grabs spot among memorable new product launches for 2010
Just Born offered its sales team an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii if it met its annual goals, and a trip to the nation's arctic tundra if it didn't.
Harris Youth EquiTrend Study reveals brands with highest equity among 8-24 year olds
Combined company will have well-established portfolio of snack food brands
Lance Inc. announced on Friday that its stockholders approved the issuance of shares needed to complete the proposed merger with Snyder's of Hanover Inc.
Heather R. Waller has joined the Flowers Specialty Snacks Sales team as regional sales manager for convenience stores.

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