Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Snyder's pretzels

Move is part of plan aimed at boosting operating profits

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Snack maker Snyder’s-Lance will drop hundreds of SKUs as part of a plan aimed at improving operating profit between now and 2020. Brian J. Driscoll, president and CEO, said in an Aug. 8 earnings call that the company believes the move will help boost profit by about $175 million...

snack isle

When it comes to appealing to consumers who want a healthier snack, stocking shelves with better-for-you options can be a great way to increase sales.

Brought to you by Lil’ Drug Store Products. Convenience-store operators plan their stores so that when customers come in looking for a snack, they’ll have no trouble finding an array of chips, candy, sodas and other tasty treats. But when it comes to appealing to consumers who want a healthier...

Mondelez products

Snack maker names new chief executive

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Mondelez International has selected Dirk Van de Put to lead the company after CEO Irene Rosenfeld announced she will step down in November 2017. Van de Put is president and CEO of McCain Foods, Florenceville, Canada. Rosenfeld will step down in November from the position she's...

Apollo energy gum jet pack
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impulse candy

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Monedelez products
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dried fruit and nuts
Not only are consumers accepting of natural, better-for-you snacks in convenience stores, they’re expecting them.
Otis Spunkmeyer
Snack brand launches No Funky Stuff line for c-stores