Snacks & Candy

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

Valentines Day sits third behind Easter and Christmas

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Valentine’s Day treats continue to flatten consumers’ wallets, as research firm Packaged Facts estimates that holiday chocolates account for 24% of all U.S. chocolate candy sales, according to its U.S. Food Market Outlook 2018 report. The report, which covers 14 food categories...


New packaging drives stronger shelf presence: exec

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Sweet and salty treats were a high point for The Hershey Co. in 2017. In fact, the company’s CMG (candy, mint, gum) and snacks category sales increased 1.7%, according to its year-end financial report. President and CEO Michele Buck attributes this growth to Hershey’s strong market...

Snack maker releases specialty bags to raise money to treat children with cleft conditions

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Snack maker Lay’s is working to improve smiles. The brand has released bags that display happy faces to support Operation Smile, a charity that helps provide surgical care to people with cleft conditions. Bag purchases will help fund a donation of up to $1 million to be made to...

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Schlafke graduates Master Meat Crafter program .
oreo big crunch bar
The best in categories such as candy bars, healthy snacks, breakfast and ice cream
barnana plantain chips
New product won Graphic Design USA award for packaging
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And 5% more than last year say candy will be their gift of choice
aryzta products
Expands product range, fills gap in portfolio
kind bars
Says nine out of 10 people will purchase a bar once they taste it
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Localized commercial launches the jerky brand’s new marketing campaign .