CHICAGO — Candy sales were relatively flat at 0.5% growth in 2018, but the category saw innovation within the chocolate segment. Summit speaker Charlie McIlvaine, chairman and CEO of Coen Oil Co., said limited-edition, seasonal lines were stimulating consumer interest.
Candy Sales by Subcategory
Candy sales rose 0.5% in 2018 to reach $5,575 per store per month.
Source: NACS preliminary data. Final data to appear in the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2018 Data.