Snacks & Candy

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

Private-label brand comes from Duane Reade acquisition

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Walgreens has rolled out the DR (Duane Reade) Delish line of premium snacks and beverages nationwide. Pronounced like the first two syllables of "delicious," this private brand has been a hit with New Yorkers since it debuted at Duane Reade drugstores last September. Walgreens...

Van Holten launches Facebook, Twitter pages

WATERLOO, Wis. -- Van Holten Pickles, the inventor of the Pickle-in-a-Pouch, launched Facebook and Twitter pages at and for its fans and customers to share their passion for the pickle-in-a-pouch. "The Facebook and Twitter pages will be fun and...

Vendor receives 2009 Retailer Initiative Award

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. names The Hershey Co. as the recipient of the company's 2009 Retailer Initiative Award at its annual merchandising award dinner and ceremony. This is the second time the iconic confectionery company has won the honor and the first time for any supplier-partner to win twice...

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