Snacks & Candy

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

Snack cake, candy combo intended to ‘elevate the brownie experience’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hostess and Mars Chocolate North America have come together to offer two new snacks hitting stores nationwide this month: Hostess Brownies made with M&M’s chocolate candies and Hostess Brownies made with Milky Way pieces. “With brownies being such an important segment of the...

Growth opportunities still exist apart from day-part, says report

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Consumers continue to embrace snacking, not only as viable day-part option, but also as a paradigm through which to view eating in general. They are eating smaller, more frequent meals, and this has caused and will continue to cause changes in consumers’ relationships with...

Twinkies maker gets new ownership, capital

LOS ANGELES -- Snack-cake maker Hostess Brands LLC has entered into a deal with Gores Holdings Inc., a special-purpose acquisition company, to introduce Hostess as a publicly listed company, with an anticipated initial enterprise value of approximately $2.3 billion. This transaction better enables...

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