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Sponsoring Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful's 2015 Great American Cleanup
Highest holiday travel volume since 2001, highest growth rate since 2009
Will help merchants reduce exposure to breaches, expedite EMV-enabled card acceptance
A year ago, Hostess Brands, then recently bought out of bankruptcy, was just launching what it called "the sweetest comeback ... ever." Turns out the boast may not have entirely been hyperbole. Four of the company's brands--Twinkies, Zingers, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs--have seen triple-digit growth in convenience stores since then, leading a rebound of the entire bakery snack category after four down to flat years of unit growth. The category grew 9.35% during the 52-week period ending Aug. 10, 2014, according to IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm (@iriworldwide).
Three new flavors roll out this month
NACS and ExxonMobil, BP marketers to communicate message at pump, in stores
Aging boomers, exercise enthusiasts also helping functional food ingredients gain attention
States enact or mull increases to help fund crumbling infrastructure
Combination of technology, marketing expected to help small chains compete