Snacks & Candy

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

Dark chocolate, healthy ingredients spur innovation

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Premium chocolate is driving innovation and sales, growing faster than sales of "everyday" chocolate in the overall U.S. chocolate market, according to a new report from Packaged Facts. Chocolate is an "accessible luxury" for all ages, ethnicities and demographics, and consumers...

Bare Snacks, Clif offer new product flavors

SAN FRANCISCO -- Coconut seems to be a flavor consumers either love ... or not. There must be a lot of coconut lovers out there, because more manufacturers are launching coconut snacks. Not just coconut, but organic coconut. Bare Snacks, San Francisco-based maker of baked fruit snacks including...

Company aims for 40% of total sales in expanded products

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Snyder’s-Lance Inc. plans to grow its better-for-you snacks offering to 40% of its total portfolio sales within the next year, said Carl E. Lee Jr., president and chief executive officer. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company has been expanding its health-oriented offerings for the...

World Dairy Expo bestows 5 awards on the Wisconsin retailer
As healthy snacks go, you can’t do much better than this
Confectioner also expanding its Green & Black's products.

Four trends emerged loud and clear in candy and snacks at the McLane Trade Show: sour, chewy, organic and protein.

World Dairy Expo also awards two of the retailer's gelato flavors.
Leaders will oversee variety of snacks brands
CEO expresses disappointment but pledges to pursue acquisitions