Snacks & Candy

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

Retailer, dairy introduce freezer-case soft-serve dessert

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. and Wells' Dairy Inc., maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, frozen novelties and fresh yogurt, have created Stir Crazy, the first stirable soft-serve frozen dessert available in the freezer case, complete with its own mix-ins. Each cup of the soft-serve style vanilla dairy dessert...

Valero rolls out new proprietary chips in the company's 1,100 retail stores

SAN ANTONIO -- Valero Energy Corp. has launched a line of proprietary chips, under the Fresh Choices brand, in its 1,100 company-operated retail stores nationwide, including its Diamond Shamrock Corner Store, Valero and Beacon locations. The four flavorscorn chips, nacho cheese-flavored tortilla...

Legislature junks problematic proposal

AUSTIN, Texas -- A proposed snack food tax was killed last week by the Texas Legislature, which was left searching for ways to cut property taxes while not cutting school funding, reported the Fort Worth Star Telegram. In March, the state House passed a 3% surcharge on snack foods, including candy...

Frito-Lay launches first four-brand chip ad campaign
More consumers turning to healthy options, but growth still strong
Knowing what to stock and when is key for snacks, candy
Images of burnt coffee and heat-lamp hot dogs have made many consumers reluctant to take convenience store food seriously.
Clears Wrigley purchase of Life Savers, Altoids
Kraft Foods Inc. is actively looking to acquire healthy food and drink brands to tap the growing number of consumers concerned about their weight.
Candy maker officially changes name, doubles shares