Snacks & Candy

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

Flook to lead Sconza Candy operations

OAKDALE, Calif. -- Sconza Candy announced the appointment of Glen Flook as president and COO of the company. Sconza, a family owned confectionery company, has been in business since 1939 and is known for its premium chocolate panned confections, toffee nuts and novelty jawbreakers. Flook comes to...

Company adds 15 packaged bakery items to its line of 7-Select private-label products

DALLAS -- To complement its steadily growing line of 7-Select private-label products, as well as the fresh-baked-daily items in its bakery case, 7-Eleven Inc. is adding 15 packaged bakery items under the company's private-label brand. Snack cakes and pies, mini-doughnuts and breakfast pastries fill...

Snack companies say combination will strengthen marketplace position

HANOVER, Pa. -- Carl E. Lee Jr., president and CEO of Snyder's of Hanover, recently announced the company's intention to acquire Utz Quality Foods Inc., pending clearance from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The parties plan to close the transaction as soon as possible following FTC clearance...

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Will continue offering discounts in snacks, beverages
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Program offers retailers free racks, discounts on display products