Snacks & Candy

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

Hit sci-fi show triggers demand for retro packaging

HAWKINS, Ind. -- A Netflix original program has sparked consumer demand for a favorite snack in a new pack. “ Stranger Things ”--an eight-part science-fiction series that some have described as Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King, with elements of “The Goonies,” “E.T.” “It” and “Aliens”--is set in...

Second-quarter results benefit from Diamond Foods acquisition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Snyder's-Lance Inc. is looking ahead to the second half of the year to improve products and market share, citing new integrated marketing plans that include TV advertising, online advertising, new products and enhancements to the company's promotional calendar. The company this...

Manufacturer of bars, baked goods grows to 24 facilities in U.S., Europe

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Hearthside Food Solutions has acquired Oak State Products, a privately held contract manufacturer of cookies, bars and other baked foods based in Wenona, Ill. With the acquisition of Oak State and its production facility, the Hearthside production network expands to a total...

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