Snacks & Candy

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

Offering 20 new convenient, prepackaged treats

LOS ANGELES -- Cookie maker Otis Spunkmeyer has rolled out its new retail line of 20 conveniently prepackaged sweet snacks with the tagline “No Funky Stuff,” a promise of better ingredients. The new consumer-focused retail line includes snack cakes, loaf cakes, mini muffins, mini cupcakes and...

Private-label product part of larger recall

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Stewart’s Shops is recalling all bags of its private-label Stewart’s Shops Sunshine Cranberry Delite snacks. This product includes sunflower kernels that are part of a national U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall and have the potential to be contaminated with...

Chain adds former c-store operator’s ‘nostalgic’ treats

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Convenience retailer Sheetz Inc. is now offering cookies made by The No-Bake Cookie Co. “We are thrilled to be bringing our cookies to the Sheetz customers,” said founder Carol Healy. No-Bake Cookie has continued to see rapid growth nationally. It is in approximately 2,500 retailers...

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Companies will produce, distribute honey-based chocolate
Confirms social-media rumors, offers details on new candy-brand mashup
Partnership will introduce snack bags, single-serve items to convenience channel
Candy group adds chief of staff, global business development, regulatory affairs VPs
CPG veteran was previously with Kellogg, P&G
Agency seeking to redefine ‘healthy’ on food, snack labels