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Potato-chip unit sales fell for the second year in a row in 2013, according to IRI convenience-store figures, with one-half of the top 10 brands seeing declines in unit volume. Unit sales of "other salty snacks," meanwhile, ticked up 1.5%.

Potato-Chip Sales Trends

Potato-Chip Brands
C-store sales, 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013
       
Brand/UPC C-store sales
($ millions)
PCYA Unit sales
(millions)
PCYA
Lay’s $442.8 4.6% 282.8 -0.1%
Ruffles $191.6 -11.1% 111.5 -15.6%
Pringles $139.1 8.6% 74.9 7.4%
Lay’s Kettle Cooked $65.3 -2.1% 35.2 -5.7%
Munchos $45.9 -7.9% 28.0 -13.0%
Total (including brands not shown) $1,382.3 1.2% 884.1 -2.6%
         
Latest Quarter: UPCs
C-store sales, 13 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013
       
Lay’s Classic
Potato Chip (2.875-oz.)
$25.1 21.8% 17.0 21.3%
Ruffles Cheddar &
Sour Cream Ridged
(2.875-oz.)
$21.6 23.2% 14.6 23.1%
Lay’s Classic
Potato Chip (10-oz.)
$11.9 NA 2.9 NA
Lay’s Barbecue
Potato Chip (2.875-oz.)
$9.2 14.1% 6.2 13.6%
Lay’s Sour Cream &
Onion Potato Chip
(2.875-oz.)
$8.4 36.1% 5.7 35.0%
Total (including UPCs not shown) $338.1 2.3% 214.0 -1.0%

Source: IRI

Other Salty-Snack Product Sales Trends

In the large, catchall “other salty snack” segment, Funyuns led as the top-selling brand in c-stores and contributed the top-selling UPC, according to IRI.

Other Salty-Snack Brands
C-store sales, 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013
       
Brand/UPC C-store sales
($ millions)
PCYA Unit sales
(millions)
PCYA
Funyuns $154.7 4.0% 98.0 -0.9%
Munchies $119.3 1.2% 53.0 1.6%
General Mills Chex Mix $100.9 -5.5% 50.6 -5.3%
Chester’s $97.9 8.9% 64.8 2.5%
Gardetto’s $56.5 -0.3% 22.9 -1.5%
Total (including brands not shown) $743.1 3.6% 419.7 -1.5%
         
Latest Quarter: UPCs
C-store sales, 13 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013
       
Funyuns onion snack
(2.625-oz.)
$18.8 14.7% 12.7 14.5%
Chester’s Flamin’ Hot
corn & potato snack
(4.375-oz.)
$15.0 33.7% 10.1 33.4%
Munchies Cheese Fix
snack mix (8-oz.)
$7.9 -3.1% 2.5 -2.5%
Funyuns onion snack
(6.5-oz.)
$7.5 -1.2% 2.2 -1.3%
Chester’s Flamin’ Hot
corn & potato snack
(5.75-oz.)
$6.7 NA 3.4 NA
Total (including UPCs not shown) $179.2 3.0% 101.3 1.6%

Source: IRI

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Cracker sales trend in convenience stores
After a spike in 2012, c-store sales of crackers were flat in 2013 and showing a negative trend into 2014.
Top "Other Crackers" Brands in Convenience Stores

Strip away graham, matzoh, saltine and crackers with filling, and the "other crackers" subcategory is keeping the larger category afloat in convenience stores with nearly 22% growth during the 52 weeks ending May 18, 2014. The parent category of crackers dipped 1.82% in unit sales during the same period.

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

Brand Dollar Sales PCYA* Unit Sales PCYA*
Sunshine Cheez It $64,454,530 6.33% 43,056,820 3.84%
Combos $19,049,400 493.93% 7,360,367 491.69%
Sunshine Cheez It Duoz $11,932,850 15.27% 5,224,236 14.91%
Nabisco Ritz $10,196,130 -11.17% 3,560,421 -12.07%
Kelloggs Special K $9,752,204 24.10% 7,184,704 25.68%
Pepperidge Farms Goldfish $9,438,610 6.92% 5,904,388 8.55%
Nabisco Wheat Thins $7,653,146 30.41% 3,584,397 57.90%
Stacy's $7,386,760 36.41% 3,200,297 51.00%
Snack Factory Pretzel Chips $4,772,459 50.91% 2,811,004 60.47%
Munchies $4,013,328 NA 4,273,756 NA
Lance Gold N Cheese $3,284,328 -9.88 3,320,654 -10.09%
Bimbo $3,242,170 29.64% 1,963,259 24.43%
Pepperidge Farms Flavor-Blasted Goldfish $1,822,198 2.32% 1,062,389 2.85%
Nabisco Triscuits $1,439,624 -2.46% 309,438 -3.06%
Keebler Club $1,383,957 -12.14% 489,491 -13.56%
Carr's $1,317,236 11.12% 277,634 11.66%
Louck's $1,152,031 10.16% 1,308,628 7.09%
Nabisco Chicken in a Biskit $688,160 19.64% 141,491 20.94%
Valued Naturals $447,555 10.54% 224,884 10.92%
Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Puffs $316,710 NA 181,432 NA
Total All Other Crackers $167,980,600 23.52% 96,888,460 21.58%
TOTAL Crackers $382,316,400 3.05% 367,843,000 -1.82%

*Percent change from a year ago

Source: 
IRI
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