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Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience-store retail industry
Snacks & Candy

C-Store Sales of Nonchocolate Candy Are Surging

Total retail profits expected to hit $11 billion by the end of 2018

Snacks & Candy

Mars Rebrands American Heritage Chocolate Line

Features new chocolate recipe, updated packaging and redesigned website

More than half of all consumers snack in the afternoon

Product found with undeclared traces of milk ingredients

Snacking net sales increased 3%, bringing the segment’s growth to 5% for the year

Follows wholesome-brand acquisitions of Bare Snacks and KeVita beverages earlier this year

Aims to capitalize on evolving consumer trends and emerging growth opportunities

Category’s c-store sales increased nearly 2% between August 2017 and August 2018

A familiar spooky treat outpaced chocolate and fruity options

Customers must be 12 years old or younger and arrive in costume between 4 and 10 p.m.