Snacks & Candy

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

Nearly 95% of Americans snack at least once daily and 45% of people replace meals with snacks

Brought to you by Duke’s Smoked Meats. It’s no secret that America is a nation of snackers. Nearly 95% of Americans snack at least once daily and 45% of people admit to replacing meals with snacks. What’s more, snacking is continuing to grow. “We are becoming a nation of grazing snackers as we...

Creates Convenience and Foodservice Group president position

MINNEAPOLIS -- General Mills has reorganized into four global groups, including one for convenience and foodservice. Shawn O'Grady will be president of the Convenience Stores and Foodservice group, effective Jan. 1, 2017. O'Grady is also senior vice president of global revenue development and will...

Wrigley and Mars see success, will expand work on Transaction Zone Vision

CHICAGO -- A year since it announced its Transaction Zone Vision, Wrigley and Mars Chocolate said they are seeing positive results in higher sales and increased shopper engagement in tests with more than a dozen retailers across channels, including convenience retailers. Wrigley and Mars said they...

Company reformulates new Slim Pack
Candy manufacturer to reduce sugar by 40% without affecting the taste of chocolate
Snack maker to 'focus on core brands'.
Will overhaul media and e-commerce with goal of $1 billion in online revenue
All eyes used to be on the restaurant industry when looking for the latest food trends. But now, some experts are suggesting foodservice and retail operations scan the supermarket aisles to see how America is eating and how snacking is replacing meals altogether.

The growing trend of “snackification" is driving the demand for portable and on-the-go formats well-suited to the convenience-store retailer. Here are eight trends to watch ...

Ben & Jerry's releases limited-edition 'flavor flip'.