Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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Buxton brings more than 30 years of experience to the role

ERLANGER, Ky. – Sylvia Buxton, vice president of marketing for Perfetti Van Melle North America, will succeed Mehmet Yusek as president and CEO of the company, effective Aug. 17. Yuksek announced his resignation in July and was immediately replaced by interim CEO and CFO Fred King. Buxton has more...

drinkable yogurt

Category has grown 20% since 2017

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Drinkable yogurt and yogurt smoothies are on the rise at breakfast. The items have increased 20% during the breakfast daypart over the past year, according to a new report by market research firm Packaged Facts. The report predicts that the category will increase another 13%...

hersheys bar

Chocolate labels are most sought-after

NEW YORK -- Chocolate-craving children, rejoice: Hershey’s is the most loved snack and candy brand among parents, according to a new study from market research firm Smarty Pants LLC. The company’s annual Brand Love study explores parents’ top 25 favorite labels and why these brands are favored...

kid eating snack

Brand Love study highlights children's favorite labels

hostess cookies n' cream brownies
Packaging did not list eggs in the 'contains' statement.
crunchy mint m&ms
The victor may enhance your breath
m&ms

Scores based on impression, quality, value, satisfaction, recommend and reputation

KIND kids bars
Company guarantees full refund to parents whose kids dislike the bars
doritos busta rhymes

Prizes include riding with a NASCAR driver and performing at a music festival

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Category’s year-to-date growth now 4%

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