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salty snack sales growth in convenience stores
Salty snacks saw unit-sales growth return in convenience stores in 2014 for the first time in three years. Much of the growth came on the backs of potato chips and popcorn.
Subcategory Growth Breakdown

52 weeks ending Dec. 28, 2014

  Dollar sales PCYA* Unit sales PCYA*
Potato chips $1,489,213,184 7.22% 934,802,944 5.33%
Tortilla/tostada chips $848,844,544 8.45% 461,274,400 6.17%
Other (Funyuns, Munchies, Chex Mix, etc.) $803,326,720 3.89% 448,032,288 2.68%
Cheese snacks $529,936,480 5.46% 333,793,280 2.46%
Corn snacks (no tortilla chips) $327,063,168 2.94% 194,382,880 -0.46%
Pretzels $227,752,352 1.68% 148,125,152 0.64%
Ready-to-eat popcorn/caramel corn $197,490,112 11.47% 120,772,152 9.97%
Pork rinds $129,478,344 4.28% 90,845,440 0.67%
TOTAL $4,553,104,896 6.12% 2,732,028,416 4.02%

Source: IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm (@iriworldwide)

* Percent change from a year ago

Source: 
IRI
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