Snacks & Candy

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

SkinnyPop challenges Skinny Popcorn for trademark infringement

AUSTIN, Texas -- Amplify Snack Brands Inc., manufacturer of SkinnyPop, has filed a federal trademark infringement and unfair competion lawsuit against Snyder's-Lance for its recently acquired brand called Metcalfe's Skinny Popcorn. The lawsuit, filed April 11, alleges that Snyder's-Lance's "actions...

Skinny Pop Popcorn

Generation's emphasis on taste, ingredients helps push category into mainstream, study says

AUSTIN, Texas -- The market for better-for-you snacks is growing , and a new study reveals that millennials are responsible for ushering the category into the mainstream. The study by Amplify Snack Brands and the Center for Generational Kinetics reveals that taste and ingredients, as well as how a...

Rutter's candy aisle

Convenience veteran named among 10 other industry leaders

CLEVELAND -- Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter's Farm Stores , will be inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame in Tampa, Fla., this fall. Along with 10 other retailing leaders, the York, Pa., convenience-store leader will receive the National Confectionery Sales Association's (NCSA) most...

Convenience Store snacks

Salty-snack category is up 4.3% over last year

Convenience Store

IRI has unveiled the most successful consumer packaged goods launches for 2016—two of them are snack products

Natural snacks
Sales reached $16.3 billion in 2016
Eating healthy food
Millenials, Gen Zers drive demand for healthier, less-processed ingredients
beef jerky

This vibrant and innovation-rich category grew 3.5% last year

Wenzel's Farm sausage
Manufacturer of small-batch meat snacks acquires compatible snack brand .
Mars HQ
Investment will result in 250 new jobs across the country