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Sales of Sports Drinks Turn Around in C-Stores
Sports-drink sales in convenience stores have turned around so far in 2014. After dipping 2.5% in calendar year 2013, unit sales are up 2.0% for the 52 weeks ending May 18, 2014, owning at least partially to new entries from energy-drink brands Rockstar and Monster, as well as new releases from stalwart Gatorade.
Best-Selling Sports-Drink Brands in Convenience Stores
IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending May 18, 2014
|Brand||Dollar sales||PCYA*||Unit sales||PCYA*|
|Gatorade G2 Perform||$155,007,900||-8.63%||87,165,870||-10.61%|
|Powerade Zero Ion4||$61,946,470||-7.48%||42,346,710||-4.44%|
|Gatorade Fierce Bring It||$2,084,429||177.89%||1,436,335||178.78%|
*Percent change from a year ago
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