Snacks & Candy

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

Operators could stand to profit by offering healthier snack options that consumers are looking for.

Brought to you by Corazona’s Heartbar. Mintel states that convenience store foodservice sales are expected to grow exponentially to reach $30 billion by 2020—a 36% increase from 2015. This forecasted growth is the result of increased consumer demand for ready-to-eat and grab-and-go offerings. Also...

New line of bars and cookies are baked in-store

​BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Responding to the ongoing consumer demand for healthier snacks, Rich's Foodservice has launched a new line of protein energy bars and cookies for convenience stores. The Better-for-You Protein Energy Bars and Cookies are delivered in dough pieces to be baked fresh in stores...

Bilbrey will serve on board following retirement

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Michele Buck, an 11-year veteran of The Hershey Co., has been named its next president and CEO, succeeding John P. Bilbrey, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company. In announcing her selection, the company said Buck's promotion is effective March 1, 2017...

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Corporate changes, consumer trends and product innovations made news in the world of snacks and confection in 2016. Here are some of the biggest headlines.