Snacks & Candy

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

Manufacturers eager to bring high-protein bug foods to convenience stores

CHICAGO -- After years as a reality TV staple, bugs as food may finally be going mainstream. With food manufacturers searching for innovative—and sometimes strange—ways to appeal to consumers, bug snacks are slowly becoming a hot commodity. “Insects are consumed in 80% of the world's countries,”...

breyers 2 in 1

New product arrives in 4 flavor mashups

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- Ice-cream manufacturer Breyers has launched its new 2in1 ice cream tubs, which are now available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 to $5.49. The 48-ounce 2in1 tubs come in four varieties: Oreo & Chips Ahoy, Reese’s & Reese’s Pieces,...

hershey candy

Packaging review aligns with candy company's goal to reduce complexity and costs

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Co. will cut SKUs of its candy products as a way of saving money, the company said. During a company earnings conference call, President and CEO Michele Buck said factors such as increased delivery costs and cocoa prices have made it difficult for Hershey to produce and...

snyders logo
New additions to its Pretzel Pieces and Wholey Cheese product lines
mighty spark
Company formerly known as Man Cave Craft Eats has launched nearly 50 fresh items
taco bell sunflower seeds
Bigs Sunflower Seeds sets marketing initiative around the rollout
baskin robbins and dunkin donuts
Three varieties are all made with 100% Arabica beans
stryve foods
Powers will oversee sales team, develop new business
big league chew
Customers helped select new addition Big Rally Blue Raspberry
Meat-snack company will retain headquarters in Kent, Wash.