Snacks & Candy

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

NCA offering chance at prize for Sweets & Snacks Expo registration before March 30

CHICAGO -- The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is offering buyers who take advantage of "early bird" registration for this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo the chance to win an iPad. The 2012 early bird registration rate of $50 is available through March 30, after which the registration fee...

Rayburn joined Hostess last month as company's chief restructuring officer

IRVING, Texas -- Hostess Brands Inc. has appointed Gregory F. Rayburn, a seasoned turnaround executive, as president and CEO. He also was named to the company's board. He replaces Brian Driscoll, whose resignation was effective March 9. As CEO, Rayburn will oversee the company's reorganization...

Food makers aim to bring big profits in small packages

NEW YORK -- Food companies are reaching for the snack bowl. Facing stagnant growth in their base grocery business, packaged-food companies are increasingly turning to snacks as an avenue for growth, according to a Dow Jones report. The companies hope to capitalize on American consumers who continue...

Urges parents to make sure kids start each day with nutrition
Unveils newest chips in 6-story-tall vending machine
As Kraft Foods Inc. prepares to split into the North American Grocery division and the Global Snacks division, the company is looking to reinvigorate its grocery division
General Mills Convenience will present an educational session titled Category Management 101 during the Royal Buying Group’s 2012 Independent C-Store Expo.
Beth Jarocki has been promoted to a new role as vice president of the convenience channel for Kraft Foods.
Fast feeder follows founders "recipe," enlists snack company to help develop concept.
10 of the 24-hour vending units to be operational by summer, more by yearend