Snacks & Candy

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

Candy maker officially changes name, doubles shares

HERSHEY, Pa. --Hershey Foods Corp., the nation's largest candymaker, became The Hershey Co. on Tuesday, and the company unveiled a new logo that mimics the wrapping on its well-known Hershey's chocolate bar, reported the Associated Press. Shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the name change...

Emphasizes physical activity component

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns yesterday unveiled MyPyramid, a new symbol and interactive food guidance system. Steps to a Healthier You, MyPyramid's central message, supports President Bush's HealthierUS initiative which is designed to help Americans live longer, better...

TNT to distribute NEXT Proteins whey bars, products

ARLINGTON, Texas -- NEXT Proteins, a manufacturer of branded whey-based protein products including Designer Whey protein powders and DETOUR whey protein bars, has selected TNT Marketing Inc. to sell its whey products to convenience stores throughout the United States. TNT Marketing will represent...

Kraft Foods Inc. said it has agreed to sell its fruit snacks operation to the Kellogg Co., for approximately $30 million.