Snacks & Candy

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

Private-equity firm targeting opportunities in healthy-snack sector

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Insignia Capital Group has announced the simultaneous acquisition and merger of two family-owned food companies: Snak Club and New Century Snacks. The companies manufacture and distribute nuts, trail mixes and other salty snacks. El Segundo, Calif.-based Snak Club sells a...

Snack maker adding ‘The South’s Original Potato Chip’ to its portfolio

HANOVER, Pa., and BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Snack makers Utz Quality Foods Inc. and Golden Enterprises Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Utz will acquire the company, and company stockholders will receive $12 per share in cash, a premium of approximately 71% over the...

Retailers boost snack sales with better-for-you-items

Brought to you by Lil’ Drug Store Products. As snacking continues to evolve, convenience stores need to remain flexible to accommodate new and higher demands. Snacks used to be an occasional, quick (and generally unhealthy) bite, but today, younger audiences are looking for not only more snack...

Many millennials shunning three-meals-a-day habit in favor of snacking
Snack cake, candy combo intended to ‘elevate the brownie experience’
Growth opportunities still exist apart from day-part, says report
Twinkies maker gets new ownership, capital
As consumers become more aware of hidden sugars, many are seeking high-protein, low-sugar alternatives
Who are the leaders of this trend?
Invests in infrastructure reflecting marketplace trends