CHICAGO — Energy drink sales in c-stores rose more than 10% in 2019, with unit sales up more than 7%, according to IRI data. Unit growth for sports drinks was flat, after nearly 3% growth in 2018. Cappuccino/iced coffees and refrigerated teas both grew in dollars and units, while canned and bottled tea continued to struggle.
C-store sales, 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2019
|Drink type||C-store sales ($ millions)||PCYA*||Unit sales (millions)||PCYA*|
|Canned and bottled tea||$1,676.8||(4.5%)||1,091.0||(7.1%)|
|Refrgerated ready-to-drink coffee||$12.8||(16.6%)||3.8||(19.0%)|
Source: IRI |* Percent change from a year ago
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