C-Stores Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day gives retailers a chance to showcase their ice cream and frozen yogurt products. July 15 is also known as National Ice Cream Day, where retailers from Dairy Queen to PetSmart entice customers with promotions and freebies surrounding ice cream. A few convenience stores got into the mix this year, offering ice […]

C-Stores Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day gives retailers a chance to showcase their ice cream and frozen yogurt products. July 15 is also known as National Ice Cream Day, where retailers from Dairy Queen to PetSmart entice customers with promotions and freebies surrounding ice cream. A few convenience stores got into the mix this year, offering ice […]

Salty Snacks Pack a Profit

Brisk sales of chips and other fashionable snacks are helping c-stores salt away in-store revenue. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor Snack lovers are always in search of the next new flavors and styles of chips, nuts, pretzels, popcorn, seeds and other salty snacks. For that reason, convenience retailers continually hunt for the next big flavor […]

Taming Meat Snack Sales

High-protein meat snacks address shoppers’ “better-for-you” wants, and grow meat snack sales. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor When Scott Zaremba, CEO of Lawrence, Kan.-based Zarco USA, built his newest convenience outlet, he included a sit-down barbecue restaurant. Immediately, Stanley James Smokehouse, which combines the first names of his and his business partner’s dads, inspired an […]

Salty Snacks Show Growth

Changing demand for snacks is reflected in c-store offerings. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Americans love chips and other salty snacks, but purchasing preferences seem to be changing at a quicker pace than in the past. Convenience stores should factor in changing tastes when planning store sets. The growth in sales of salty snacks in […]

Campbell Completes Acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance

Campbell is integrating the Pepperidge Farm and Snyder’s-Lance portfolios to create a unified snacking organization in the U.S. called Campbell Snacks. Campbell Soup Co. has completed the acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance Inc. for $50 per share in an all-cash transaction, which represents an enterprise value of approximately $6.1 billion. “Snyder’s-Lance represents a strategic and transformative acquisition

Snack Bars Create Opportunity

With an increasing awareness among consumers on healthy eating, snack bars have become immensely popular, replacing chocolates, cakes and biscuits as the go-to snacks. Snack bar manufacturers are introducing the health aspect into their products via protein and fiber content. The category fared well despite the economic recession as they are considered an affordable comfort

Mightier Meat Snacks Market

Meat snacks continue to take a healthy slice of snack sales at convenience stores, reported Mintel. That outperformance vis-a-vis other snacks has much to do with category innovation and meat snacks’ functional benefits, Mintel reported. Mintel also forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% for meat snacks from 2016-2021. As of July 1,