Seasonal candies, such as from Mars, are one way many c-stores are profiting from holidays like Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day Candy Sales

C-store retailers can prepare in advance for lovers and chocolate-fanatics flocking to stores Valentine’s Day to buy their family, friends and loved ones their favorite chocolate products with the help from Mars Chocolate North America. Consumers want a wide variety of choices during holidays. The company released a list of some items it plans to

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Easter Candy Sales

C-stores can prepare in advance for Easter candy sales in 2013 with the help of Mars Chocolate North America. About 78% of Americans celebrate Easter, and it’s the second most popular holiday for chocolates and candy. Chocolate comprises 91% of Easter basket contents, so it’s important to promote chocolate products in your c-store that time

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Kangaroo Express And Coca-Cola Raise A Million For Victory Junction

Guests and employees raise more than $1 million at Kangaroo Express this year to help out a local organization. The Pantry Inc. announced more than $1 million has been raised for Victory Junction, which will help send more than 400 children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or illnesses to summer camp. Kangaroo

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Co-Branding Positives and Pitfalls

As rising gas prices continue to shrink profits at the pumps, having a strong foodservice offering can drive customers into convenience stores. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. A growing number of retailers are choosing to go the brand name route, partnering with high profile quick-service chains or turnkey commissary-style suppliers. Convenience Store Decisions asked some

Snickers Peanut Butter Squared among Product of The Year award recipients

Most Innovative Consumer Packaged Goods of 2012 Unveiled

In collaboration with TNS, 50,000 shoppers select the nation’s 22 most innovative products of the year. Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer product award that rewards innovation and is voted on by consumers, brought together executives from iconic consumer brands, such as Proctor & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, ConAgra Foods and Johnson & Johnson

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Summer Candy Promotion

Mars Chocolate is introducing Summer Movie Mania, a promotion set to run June-August 2012, that provides consumption incentives across retail channels during the summer movie months by helping customers save money at the movies and enjoy the breadth of the Mars Chocolate Brand. Six Mars Chocolate brands: Snickers, M&M’s, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way and

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Snickers the Tops

Mars Foodservice presents the top-testing new candy bar launch from Mars in over three years: Snickers Brand Peanut Butter Squared, which combines peanuts, caramel, nougat, milk chocolate and peanut butter. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is quickly becoming a leader in the snack industry, making up more than 18% of the entire chocolate

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Mars24seven.com Launches Fantasy Racing Program

Exclusive Web site for c-store operators now offers retailers a chance to win a trip for two to Daytona. C-store operators are speeding to the new 2011 Fantasy Racing program on Mars24seven.com, a site launched in spring 2010 and designed exclusively for c-store operators as a resource center with everything needed to create, enhance and

Candy Tax Overturned

Tuesday’s election results brought relief to Washington consumers and a hard fought victory for Washington confectioners. The citizens of Washington overturned a food and beverage tax that would have cost consumers nearly $300 million over the next three years. This was achieved through the work of a coalition of consumers, retailers and food and beverage

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With everything there is to love about SNICKERS® —peanuts, caramel, nougat and milk chocolate—consumers will be nuts with the addition of peanut butter in new SNICKERS® Brand Peanut Butter Squared.  Available in December 2010, each singles pack will have two delicious square-shaped bars in an optimal size to please consumers. Booth #2561 Marswww.mars.com

Snickers Celebrates 80 Years

Snickers is celebrating its 80th birthday this month. The candy bar, named Snickers after the Mars family’s favorite horse, has come a long way since it was first introduced in 1930 for the price of five cents a bar. It has also changed with the times, evolving into numerous sizes and formats to fit customer demand.

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