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Ramen soups remain popular in c-stores, but unit sales are flat for the 52 weeks ending May 18. Dollar sales are up 5% with Nissin and Maruchan brands locking up nine of the top 10 most-popular types in c-stores.
Best-Selling Ramen Brands in Convenience Stores

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

BrandDollar SalesPCYA*Unit SalesPCYA*
Nissin Cup Noodles$11,154,870-2.55%11,135,600-3.26%
Maruchan Instant Lunch$10,250,31011.04%10,704,73011.77%
Nissin Souper Meal$5,732,051-9.41%3,107,425-9.32%
Nong Shim$2,439,19715.35%1,322,48111.21%
Nissin Top Ramen Oodls of Noodls$2,254,392-27.42%9,073,509-24.38%
Nissin Bowl Noodles$1,484,86614.66%928,51316.71%
Nissin Big Cup Noodles$1,456,32926.02%1,240,08926.86%
Nissin Top Ramen$982,208>1,000%1,504,049>1,000%
Maruchan Bowl$668,231947.68%391,753866.59%

*Percent change from a year ago

Click here for the most recent data in CSP's Category Management Handbook.

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