Snacks & Candy

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

New products, trends revealed at 2011 Sweets & Snacks Expo

CHICAGO -- From unique flavor blends like chili and mint to more cost conscious bites, new sweets and snacks hitting the store shelves in 2011 aim to satisfy ever-evolving consumer appetites. Smart, simple, flavor-packed, good value and nutrient-enhanced products led the more than 2,000 new...

Bilbrey succeeds West at Hershey

SAN FRANCISCO -- Del Monte Foods Co. said that it has appointed David J. West--currently president and CEO of The Hershey Co.--as its new CEO, effective August 15, 2011. He will also join the company's board of directors in June. Meanwhile, The Hershey Co. said that John P. Bilbrey, executive vice...

Radvan, global president of Mars drinks segment succeeding retiring Petrovich as president

CHICAGO -- The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. has appointed Kenneth "Casey" Keller to the role of regional president for North America. Keller succeeds Mary Kay Haben, who retired from the post at the end of February. "Casey brings to Wrigley a great passion for consumer brands and a demonstrated record of...

Butter-toffee peanut available in chain's Sunshine State locations.
Gave away free bag to shoppers every 20.11 seconds on April 1
Offer being made in connection with agreement and plan of merger
Reflects recently completed merger, emphasizes unity
Flowers Foods Takes the Tastykake
Announces all-cash merger deal with Tasty Baking Co.
Tedeschi Food Shops is rolling out new Tedeschi Select snacks, the convenience retailer said on its Facebook page.
Deal creates No. 2 global player in savory snack category