Snacks & Candy

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

Candy maker combines chocolate and gum into new division

CHICAGO -- Candy maker Mars Inc. said vendors and retailers will benefit from a new Mars Wrigley Confectionery that combines Mars Chocolate and the gum company. As reported in a McLane/ CSP Daily News Flash , the new division, to be based in Chicago, was announced Thursday. The company also...

IRI looks at sales surge before holiday

WASHINGTON -- Halloween spending is expected to hit $8.4 billion this year, the highest in the history of the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. A fair share of that total will be spent on candy, and convenience-store retailers could benefit from a surge in sales that comes the week before...

Food industry veteran Elizabeth Avery named president

WASHINGTON -- Food industry veteran Elizabeth Avery has been named president of SNAC International (Snacking, Nutrition and Convenience) beginning in January and will assume the role of CEO in July 2017. The SNAC International board of directors selected her to transition into the positions...

'Universal symbol' identifies foods that contain pot.
Will supply doughnuts and more for retailer's Florida locations.
Public comment period open through January 2017
Product launch exemplifies company's mission statement.
Snack combines cocoa flavonols with quinoa and coconut
Adds recipe videos to its own social-media food channel

Consumers are eating ice cream less often, but they're willing to indulge when they do