Snacks & Candy

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

Leaders will oversee variety of snacks brands

MESA, Ariz. -- Two major food and snack companies have announced new executives in key roles. Parsippany, N.J.-based Pinnacle Foods Inc. has appointed Michael E. Allen to the position of executive vice president. He also will serve as president of the company's Boulder Brands. Allen most recently...

CEO expresses disappointment but pledges to pursue acquisitions

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Mondelēz International Inc. is dropping its pursuit of a merger with The Hershey Co., the company has announced. "Our proposal to acquire Hershey reflected our conviction that combining our two iconic American companies would create an industry leader with global scale in...

Candy, snacks bring out traditional autumn flavors

MESA, Ariz. -- Pumpkin packs a powerful punch every fall, and this year is no exception. But a few other flavors are making their way into the world of fall snacks and candy, showing up in stores now and designed to help retailers boost sales and please customers. Think cinnamon, apple, candy corn...

New Hispanic ad campaign features bilingual Toomgis
Energy Bombs 'more convenient' than a drink for those on-the-go.
Pilot program at Yankee Stadium shows boost in sales of combo meals
60-second spot features voice of Edith Piaf, 'no regrets'.
Collaboration offers benefits targeted to independent retailers
First lady takes on U.S. women's gymnastics team members.
On-site garden established on hummus maker's campus.