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Dried-fruit sales in convenience stores have slowed from previous years, but continue to grow by double digits buoyed by healthy attributes and simple convenience. The category growth is led by dates, which are up 254% in unit sales, but represent a small percentage of the category. The largest subcategory--dried fruit chips--are up 40% during the 52 weeks ending Aug. 10, 2014, according to IRI.

Consumers' desire for healthier snacks helped boost meat-snack and nutritional-snack sales, but it's baked goods and doughnut sales that grew by double digits in the first half of 2014, according to IRI c-store data for the 24 week period ending June 15, 2014, quite a turnaround from 2013.