Snacks & Candy

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

Also launches Take 5 marketing campaign

DAYTON, Ohio -- Robert Pillischafske, O.J. Smith, April Mattin, Shaun Morgan and Dave Onorato were honored recently in Dayton, Ohio, where The Hershey Co. received Speedway SuperAmerica's Vendor of the Year award. Also attending from Hershey were Chris Baldwin and Dan Vucovich. In other Hershey...

PepsiCo pursuing its biggest single worldwide growth opportunity; also teams up with YMCA

PHOENIX -- The chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Inc. told an audience at Arizona State University last Thursday that the world's second-largest soft-drink maker was continuing its push for a larger share of the healthful snack food market. "We want to alter our portfolio so that we have 50% of our...

Pennsylvania chain to reformulate its private-label treat

YORK, Pa. -- Begun by brothers George and Bud Rutter in 1921, Rutter's is family-owned with a pride in identity as strong as it was more than 80 years ago. That self-esteem drives business decisions, such as one of the chain's most recent, to improve the ice cream that bears the name of the...

Candy flavored like marijuana would be outlawed under a bill proposed in the Georgia Senate, reported the Associated Press.
Hershey, Nestle, Kraft fingered as possible buyers
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Nestle completes Dreyer's acquisition.
Complaint lead to re-evaluation
The Stacy's acquisition supports Frito-Lay's desire to participate more broadly in the $90 billion macrosnack category.