Tag: candy

Snacks & Candy
Maker of M&M's, Snickers takes first increase since March 2011.
General Merchandise
Target Corp. opens small-format store, plans four more locations in 2015

Nonchocolate Chewy Candy Sales Return to Growth Trend

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nonchocolate chewy candy sales trend in convenience stores
After a two-year decline, nonchocolate-chewy-candy sales in convenience stores are growing again. Up just 0.5% in 2013, during the 52 weeks through May 18, 2014, unit sales are up 2.8%, according to IRI.
Best-Selling Nonchocolate-Chewy-Candy Brands in Convenience Stores

IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending May 18, 2014

BrandDollar SalesPCYA*Unit SalesPCYA*
Private label$54,666,5801.71%43,060,390-0.08%
Sour Patch Kids$43,939,3809.25%27,077,3105.72%
Lifesavers Gummies$40,488,5004.14%19,062,9403.06%
Air Heads$38,528,48039.34%60,009,23017.96%
Reeses Pieces$36,448,640-0.57%20,670,450-3.03%
Wonka Laffy Taffy$34,820,9100.55%65,674,570-5.03%
Sour Punch$27,012,5007.69%20,810,7604.04%
Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers$26,459,86011.64%15,513,0909.03%
Swedish Fish$26,260,64010.08%17,202,9606.87%
Air Heads Xtremes$25,532,34026.50%19,290,15013.00%
Jolly Rancher$20,804,4603.66%13,358,070-5.60%
Lifersavers Gummies Collisions$19,716,98073.98%9,640,16072.10%
Haribo Gold Bears$18,851,21054.37%11,297,32053.52%
Sour Patch$17,734,16024.10%10,496,94020.39%
Just Born Mike & Ike$16,828,660-21.25%13,678,980-18.47%
Skittles Darkside$16,489,990182.92%12,303,320179.83%
Starburst Fave Reds$14,384,1900.63%12,252,5600.91%

*Percent change from a year ago

Snacks & Candy
Commodity spot prices for cocoa, dairy, nuts have increased "meaningfully".
Snacks & Candy
Deal brings Lindt, Ghirardelli, Russell Stover, Whitman's brands under one roof.
Snacks & Candy
What is displacing gum for U.S. "share of mouth"?.
CSP Magazine
The ways to trigger more impulse sales are as varied as the categories themselves. But the stakes for retailers are only growing, as declining fuel sales keep more customers off the convenience-store lot and competition from other channels mounts.
Snacks & Candy
Hershey executive responsible for relationship building, trade group relations
Snacks & Candy
Snickers promotion provided free fuel at remote gas stations