Snacks & Candy

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

Beverage, snack company CEO emphasizes need for adaptability

SCOTTSDALE , Ariz. -- When PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi took the stage as the keynote speaker at CSP Information Group's recent Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC) in Scottsdale, Ariz., her message was "we're all in the same business today--the business of adaptability. Failure to adapt...

Adults, not children, account for 65% of gummi candy consumption in the United States.

WOODLAWN, Md. -- Adults, not children, account for 65% of gummi candy consumption in the United States. And that appetite is growing, if Haribo of America Inc.'s sales are any indication, reported The Baltimore Sun . U.S. sales for the Baltimore-based division of the German candy maker have grown...

Dozen industry leaders to be inducted into 2012 Candy Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND -- A dozen confectionery industry leaders will be honored with induction into the National Confectionery Sales Association's Candy Hall of Fame class of 2012 during an event to be held in Tampa, Fla., on October 20, the group said. Slated for induction are Jim Bourne of Hilliard's...

Just Born Inc. is debuting a new look this spring for its Hot Tamales cinnamon-charged candy.
The Hershey Co. will launch Hershey Simple Pleasures, a chocolate line "in a smooth and creamy format that has 30% less fat than the average leading milk chocolate.".
Lemon, peach available only in mass, grocery, c-stores
Candy-cake combo creation catching on in Twin Cities
To celebrate a century of sharing simple but meaningful connections between people, the iconic brand is giving back to charities that matter to its fans.
Candidate's joke sparks "controversy," creates opportunity for two retailers.
Lay's bacon, lettuce and tomato chips hit shelves for National BLT Sandwich Month.