Snacks & Candy

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

Company rolls out snacks on iconic athlete's 65th birthday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Muhammad Ali left the boxing ring for the last time 26 years ago, before most of today's college students were born. Now Ali is lending his name, image and reputation as the Greatest Of All Time to a snack food aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds. It's the former heavyweight champion's...

Senate tradition in jeopardy

WASHINGTON -- With Democrats back in control of Congress for the first time in years, much is changing in the nation's capital, including a longtime tradition in the U.S. Senate: the candy desk. According to The Wall Street Journal, for a decade until his defeat last year, Senator Rick Santorum (R-...

Jay Link, president and CEO of Jerky Snack Brands Inc., Minong, Wis., has announced the acquisition of Pioneer Snacks Inc.

MINONG, Wis. -- Jay Link, president and CEO of Jerky Snack Brands Inc., Minong, Wis., has announced the acquisition of Pioneer Snacks Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Pioneer Snacks is a full-line manufacturer of premium meat snacks, specializing in...

Retailer touting healthy offerings
Company focusing on upscale indulgence
Bestows Retailer Initiative Awards on tobacco, bakery companies
Hershey opens Global Customer Innovation Center
Alternative channels for sweets burgeoning
Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses or a sour-apple candy cane from FAO Schwarz are just some of the candy offerings available to shoppers this year.
Limited edition could be test for new flavor

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