Channel: Independents

C-Store Cigarette Sales Dip as E-Cigs Continue to Skyrocket

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At midyear, the largest in-store category--cigarettes--was down 3.3% in volume while e-cigarettes were the fastest-growing at +25.4%.

Top 10 Subcategories

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

SubcategoryC-store sales ($ millions)PCYA*Unit sales (millions)PCYA*
Cigarettes$23,069.9-1.8%3,773.9-3.3%
Beer/ale/alcoholic cider$7,456.43.8%1,423.44.3%
Carbonated beverages$3,855.2-0.9%2,296.0-1.0%
Energy drinks$3,479.43.9%1,397.54.2%
Smokeless tobacco$2,458.65.4%587.42.0%
Salty snacks$2,022.74.7%1,218.02.2%
Bottled water$1,407.14.3%899.53.0%
Chocolate candy$1,226.32.4%863.10.4%
Cigars$1,081.51.1%721.67.1%
Sports drinks$1,068.46.9%610.16.7%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago


Subcategories on the Move

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

CategoryDollars PCYA*Units PCYA*
Electronic smoking devices27.0%25.4%
Automobile fluids/antifreeze26.9%20.0%
Bakery snacks24.8%12.8%
Shelf-stable canned juices19.1%13.9%
Spirits/liquor17.1%19.3%
Wine14.5%8.0%
Refrigerated entrees8.6%7.4%
Dried meat snacks8.0%4.4%
RTD tea/coffee7.1%3.5%
Sports drinks6.9%6.7%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago

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