Snacks & Candy

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

NPD: In-home snack occasions to grow nearly 20%

CHICAGO -- In-home snackingmorning, noon, and night, but especially morningwill outpace population growth over the next decade, according to a new report, "A Look into the Future of Eating," from market research firm The NPD Group. According to the report, by 2018, the total number of in-home snack...

State expands sugary food, beverage tax on Sept. 1

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois residents on Tuesday will start paying higher taxes on sugary sports and energy drinks, certain fruit drinks and some types of candy as the fifth-most populous U.S. state eyes new revenue sources, said a Reuters report. The move comes as the nation's lawmakers scramble...

Caffeinated meat snack offers boost equivalent of two cans of energy drink

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Performance Enhancing Meat Snack Co. (PEMS) has announced the immediate availability of Perky Jerky, an invigorating caffeinated beef jerky combining premium strips of peppered beef with an energizing additive. Each package of Perky Jerky contains roughly the same amount of...

President Barack Obama finally put his stamp on a token gift treasured by travelers of the presidential 747, reported the Associated Press, boxes of M&Ms.
Offering deal on candy bars to help independent c-store owners
Candy brand, comedy clubs team up for tour, sweepstakes
Candy company appoints VPs in marketing and sales
A Hershey bar? Candy. But the Cookies 'n' Creme spinoff? That's food, not candy, according to a new Illinois tax law.
Candy brand kicks off partnership with meal commitment
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