Snacks & Candy

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

Manufacturer of small-batch meat snacks acquires compatible snack brand

MARSHFIELD, Wis. -- Wenzel's Farm , manufacturer of small-batch, handcrafted and naturally smoked meat snacks has acquired the Nick's Sticks snack brand. Both convenience-store friendly brands produce different varieties of meat sticks, ideal for point-of-purchase merchandising or in the snack...

Investment will result in 250 new jobs across the country

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- Mars Chocolate North America will reinvest $70 million in its U.S. supply chain. The move ensures that more than 95% of the company's chocolate products for the United States are made in the U.S. It should also enable additional new product innovation, the company said. This...

Online retailer invites suppliers to blow up traditional packaged-goods model

SEATTLE -- Amazon has extended invitations to major snack manufacturers, including General Mills and Mondelez, for a meeting to discuss completely disrupting the traditional retail model, a report from Bloomberg indicates. The meeting, to be held in May at Amazon's headquarters, is the first...

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