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2014 a Rough Year for Frozen Entrees in C-Stores

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Frozen-entree sales in convenience stores
Sales of frozen hand-held entrees (non-breakfast) fell off a cliff in 2014 after a healthy three-year build. Unit sales were down 7.5% for the year, according to IRI data, while dollar sales were surprisingly up 0.9%, suggesting that where there is unit growth, consumers are buying more expensive brands than those they bought in past years. Meanwhile, multiserve frozen dinners and entrees declined 14.3%, and single-serve frozen dinners and entrees dipped 2.4%. The declines is likely driven by growing interest and offers for fresh-made dinners and entrees.
Top 10 Best-Selling Frozen Hand-Held Entrees in Convenience Stores

52 weeks ending Dec. 28, 2014

Product Dollar sales PCYA* Unit sales PCYA*
Hot Pockets $34,447,356 -4.97% 12,309,002 -8.28%
Private label $23,067,150 -5.07% 14,585,252 -5.60%
El Monterey $16,335,935 -1.16% 7,721,792 -0.54%
Global Delights $14,597,050 42.01% 8,592,632 42.17%
Pierre Big AZ $11,360,513 33.33% 3,162,037 32.70%
Chef Choice $11,216,463 -9.72% 5,482,589 -10.04%
White Castle $10,180,682 12.32% 2,919,802 2.60%
Lettieri's $6,856,657 -17.62% 2,081,279 -16.79%
Pierre $4,635,328 2.70% 1,689,127 -8.98%
Posada $3,866,555 300.64% 1,577,317 223.62%
Don Miguel $3,745,940 -50.29% 3,705,992 -70.28%
Ball Park $3,661,189 14.44% 1,653,497 20.56%
Jose Ole $2,945,725 54.84% 1,907,291 57.17%
Day N Night Bites $2,287,125 87.57% 681,777 88.59%
Butcher Boy $2,215,205 105.09% 2,243,524 106.39%
Ramonas $1,738,702 -48.31% 841,549 -51.03%
Pierre Hot N Ready $1,613,596 -11.01% 568,052 -8.80%
Raybern New York Deli $1,531,129 12.35% 490,995 14.00%
Smuckers Uncrustables $883,158 55.60% 734,026 67.66%
State Fair $823,522 29.22% 750,550 28.98%
TOTAL $169,134,000 0.91% 78,694,552 -7.47%

Source: IRA

*Percent Change from a Year Ago

Source: 
IRI

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