Snacks & Candy

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

Snacks and candy deal will need Hershey Trust approval

DEERFIELD, Ill., and HERSHEY, Pa. -- In what would be a “blockbuster deal uniting two of the world’s best-known candy makers,” but which could spark antitrust concerns, snack maker Mondelez International Inc. made a bid to buy chocolate maker Hershey Co., reported The Wall Street Journal . UPDATE:...

Launches Biscuit Thins in three flavors

NAPLES, Fla. -- SnackWell's, a leader in the low-fat snack category, has expanded into the breakfast product category with new better-for-you Biscuit Thins, which now are available nationwide in select retailers, including Wal-Mart, Jewel, Lunardi's, Food Lion, Quidsi, KEHE and online at Amazon...

Crossmark will represent candy company in convenience channel

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Ferrara Candy Co. has appointed Crossmark Inc. as its sales agency of record within the convenience-store channel. Crossmark, a leading sales agency in the convenience channel representing top-tier brands across multiple categories, will be responsible for headquarters and...

Partners with Calbee to distribute Harvest Snaps in c-store channel
Drug-store chain devoting more space to convenient, better-for-you snacks, foods
Partners on consumer insights, mobile experiences, messaging
Will help entrepreneurs in emerging CPG businesses
Snack-cake maker acquires in-store bakery company
Some varieties may contain undeclared peanut residue
Reports progress on social responsibility commitments