Tag: alternative snacks

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Dried-Fruit Sales Continue to Rise by Double Digits

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Dried fruit sales in convenience stores
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.
Dried-Fruit C-Store Sales Breakdown

52 weeks ending Aug. 10, 2014

SubcategoryDollar salesPCYA*Unit salesPCYA*
Dried fruit chips$12,318,58844.98%6,473,94939.35%
Other dried fruit$8,715,25219.60%3,998,716-0.24%
Dried apricots$1,092,746-5.40%423,320-10.24%
Dried plums$531,55825.53%601,76550.74%
Dried cranberries$58,253-10.99%21,146-18.92%
Dried figs$2,77010.83%670-1.08%
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Baked Goods, Doughnut Sales Growing Despite of Consumers' Healthy Aspirations

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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.

Sweet Snacks

C-store sales, 24 weeks ending June 15, 2014

SubcategoryC-store sales ($ millions)PCYA*Unit sales (millions)PCYA*
Bakery snacks$339.924.8%252.812.8%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago

Salty Snacks

C-store sales, 24 weeks ending June 15, 2014

SubcategoryC-store sales ($ millions)PCYA*Unit sales (millions)PCYA*
Potato chips$653.15.0%411.12.6%
Dried meat snacks$591.88.0%239.94.4%
Tortilla/tostada chips$380.97.7%206.54.1%
Other salted snacks (no nuts)$344.72.0%194.11.4%
Cheese snacks$235.24.9%148.11.5%
Corn snacks$145.42.1%87.4-1.3%
Ready-to-eat popcorn/caramel corn$88.312.6%54.010.5%
Pork rinds$75.74.4%51.31.6%
Nutritional/intrinsic health value bars$226.07.1%109.96.9%
Breakfast/cereal/snack bars$77.80.4%67.4-3.2%
Granola bars$43.9-6.6%55.2-5.2%
Snack nuts$230.14.7%188.22.4%
Sunflower/pumpkin seeds$133.9-1.4%113.3-10.5%
Nutritional snacks/trail mixes$88.58.7%34.26.4%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago

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