Snacks & Candy

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

Herr's becomes His for Father's Day

PLANO, Texas -- Frito-Lay Inc. said it is reducing the saturated fat in its leading potato chip brands, Lay's and Ruffles, by more than 50% by switching to NuSun sunflower oil, without changing the taste. In addition to reducing the saturated fats, the move to NuSun sunflower oil will increase the...

Snack makers leveraging portion control trend

NEW YORK -- The success of Kraft Foods' Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs has drawn the attention of competitors, reported Ad Age, including Kellogg Co.'s Keebler Right Bites to Procter & Gamble's Pringles 100 Calorie packs. Now, PepsiCo's Frito Lay unit is readying an estimated $20 million media...

Expanding high-growth lines, cutting back on limited, seasonal products

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Co. said that while it was expanding its offerings in high-growth categories such as dark chocolate, cookies and snack nuts, it would reduce its total number of products by 20% to 25% over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a Reuters report. The company said it plans...

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