Tag: candy

Mars Chocolate (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Snacks & Candy)
Snacks & Candy
Maker of M&M's, Snickers takes first increase since March 2011.
TargetExpress store opens to public
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

Brand Dollar Sales PCYA* Unit Sales PCYA*
Skittles $109,847,400 9.35% 77,796,070 8.16%
Starburst $75,289,110 39.00% 51,927,370 35.81%
Private label $54,666,580 1.71% 43,060,390 -0.08%
Sour Patch Kids $43,939,380 9.25% 27,077,310 5.72%
Lifesavers Gummies $40,488,500 4.14% 19,062,940 3.06%
Air Heads $38,528,480 39.34% 60,009,230 17.96%
Reeses Pieces $36,448,640 -0.57% 20,670,450 -3.03%
Wonka Laffy Taffy $34,820,910 0.55% 65,674,570 -5.03%
Sathers $31,707,880 0.94% 31,822,950 0.68%
Sour Punch $27,012,500 7.69% 20,810,760 4.04%
Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers $26,459,860 11.64% 15,513,090 9.03%
Swedish Fish $26,260,640 10.08% 17,202,960 6.87%
Air Heads Xtremes $25,532,340 26.50% 19,290,150 13.00%
Jolly Rancher $20,804,460 3.66% 13,358,070 -5.60%
Lifersavers Gummies Collisions $19,716,980 73.98% 9,640,160 72.10%
Haribo Gold Bears $18,851,210 54.37% 11,297,320 53.52%
Sour Patch $17,734,160 24.10% 10,496,940 20.39%
Just Born Mike & Ike $16,828,660 -21.25% 13,678,980 -18.47%
Skittles Darkside $16,489,990 182.92% 12,303,320 179.83%
Starburst Fave Reds $14,384,190 0.63% 12,252,560 0.91%
Total $1,043,624,000 7.51% 833,977,900 2.83%

*Percent change from a year ago

Source: 
IRI
Hershey candy bar (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)
Snacks & Candy
Commodity spot prices for cocoa, dairy, nuts have increased "meaningfully".
Lindt Russell Stover Whitman's (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Candy)
Snacks & Candy
Deal brings Lindt, Ghirardelli, Russell Stover, Whitman's brands under one roof.
bubble gum (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Candy)
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.
Tom Joyce Hershey (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Candy)
Snacks & Candy
Hershey executive responsible for relationship building, trade group relations
Cowboy Corner Mars Snickers (CSP Daily News / Convenience Store / Candy)
Snacks & Candy
Snickers promotion provided free fuel at remote gas stations

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