Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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Customers helped select new addition Big Rally Blue Raspberry

AKRON, N.Y. -- Bubble-gum brand Big League Chew has added a new flavor to its roster: Big Rally Blue Raspberry. Released earlier this month, the product is currently available at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide and will arrive at other U.S. retailers this summer. The flavor launch marks Big...


Meat-snack company will retain headquarters in Kent, Wash.

KENT, Wash. -- Meat-snack manufacturer Oberto Brands has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of its assets and operating divisions to Premium Brands Holdings, the company announced April 12. Kent, Wash.-based Oberto said the transaction is expected to close within the next four...


Snack-cake company appoints CPG veteran

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The board of Hostess Brands Inc. has named Andrew Callahan as the company’s president and CEO effective May 7, 2018. He will replace C. Dean Metropoulos, the company’s executive chairman, who has been in the expanded role of interim president and CEO since March 31. Metropoulos...

61% of consumers are purchasing more house brands than in 2016

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup pints may have mislabeled lids
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Milkybar Wowsomes will roll out in coming weeks
New PepsiCo pay structure prompted delivery drivers to quit, resulting in fewer shipments: reports
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Pepperidge Farm and Snyder’s-Lance brands will merge into new Campbell Snacks portfolio
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Working with Amazon and Walmart to enhance shoppers’ online experiences

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Encourages consumers to vote for new flavor that will debut in 2019