Tag: candy

Champagne Jelly Belly jelly beans
Snacks & Candy
Newest flavor joins other drink-inspired introductions
Vanessa Williams Mars M&M's (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Candy)
Snacks & Candy
Voice of "Ms. Brown" gives fans a first taste of old favorite after 10 years.
hershey sugar corn syrup (CSP Daily News / Candy / Convenience Stores)
Snacks & Candy
"Consumers are telling us they prefer sugar," company says.
Allan Candy Hershey (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)
Snacks & Candy
Builds on business, commitment to Canadian market

Gum Sales Slump Continues Through First Half of 2014

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Gum sales in convenience stores continued to slump through the first half of 2014, down 5.6% in unit sales, according to IRI data. Manufacturers are attempting to resuscitate the category with innovations such as Ice Breakers Cool Blasts, which starts as a gum before dissolving into a breath-mint-like blast; and Juicy Fruit’s new sugar-free soft-chew and bubble gum formats.

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

Subcategory C-store sales ($ millions) PCYA* Unit sales (millions) PCYA*
Sugarless gum $409.3 -5.1% 267.6 -7.4%
Regular gum (no sugarless) $87.3 -1.7% 104.1 -0.8%
Total gum $496.7 -4.5% 371.7 -5.6%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago

Brands on the Move

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

Brand Dollars Units
Sugarless gum    
Mentos Pure Fresh +39.3% +38.9%
Stride +16.0% +11.9%
Dentyne Ice +12.3% +7.8%
Wrigley's Extra +4.6% +3.8%
Wrigley's Spearmint (regular) +9.5% +13.7%

Source: IRI

Pantry Kangaroo Express roocipes (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Snacks / Candy)
Snacks & Candy
"12 Days of #ROOcipes" calls for holiday treats made with c-store ingredients.
Timothy LeBel Mars candy (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)
Snacks & Candy
24-year candy company veteran offers breadth of sales experience
uberESSENTIALS uber (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)
Snacks & Candy
Expanded "Corner Store" now called "uberESSENTIALS".
CSP Magazine
A pillar of the overall confection category, gum has been heading south from a dollar and unit perspective for some time. And while manufacturers are attempting to change direction with new products, all that innovation is part of the problem.