Snacks & Candy

Candy Sales: Where the Gains Are

C-stores see declines across categories
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CHICAGO — C-store candy sales in 2019 declined across categories. Nonchocolate and chocolate candy larger than 3.5 ounces saw the smallest erosion in unit sales, while gum suffered the most with a nearly 7% decline, according to IRI.

C-store sales, 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2019

SegmentC-store sales ($ millions)PCYA*Unit sales (millions)PCYA*
Chocolate$2,929.01.2%1,698.7(3.1%)
   <3.5 ounce$2,383.40.9%1,447.2(3.4%)
   >3.5 ounce$383.72.0%159.1(1.3%)
Nonchocolate$2,141.24.0%1,439.8(1.2%)
Gum$1,070.21.5%$640.9(6.8%)
Breath fresheners$236.4(0.6%)114.4(4.3%)

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago

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