Snacks & Candy

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

Candidate's joke sparks "controversy," creates opportunity for two retailers

BETHEL PARK , Pa. -- They're calling it "CookieGate." Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney put his foot in his mouth when he should have put in a cookie. But that's the way the cookie crumbles, even in politics. And the brouhaha shows how silly political campaigning can become in an...

Lay's bacon, lettuce and tomato chips hit shelves for National BLT Sandwich Month

PLANO , Texas -- Lay's potato chips, a leading brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, has introduced Lay's Classic BLT-flavored potato chips, a new flavor that celebrates one of America's favorite sandwiches--the bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT). The new flavor is arriving on store shelves...

Overall category experiencing seesaw of dollar increases, volume decreases

CHICAGO -- The convenience store channel has had a little help from consumers in increasing its share of snacking dollars. According to SymphonyIRI Group, increased demand for on-the-go snacks and continued decrease in pantry stock-up missions helped c-stores see a 0.9% increase in volume sales in...

Plans to take "leadership role in the snack mix category".
They've been together 72 years, but it's not clear whether Mike and Ike will reach their next anniversary.
Brand dethrones M&M's; Reese's Peanut Butter Cups takes 2nd place for first time.
But greater competitive pressures likely from alternative snack food providers
Skinny Cow rolls out Slimited Editions Shake-Stirs
Snack food company founder was 87
Kwik Trip Inc. late last week announced that it is recalling some doughnuts sold at its convenience stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.