Snacks & Candy

SOI 2019: Salty Snacks Had a Good Year

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CHICAGO — In the snacks segment, salty snacks sales rose 3.6% in 2018.

But snacks are one convenience category in which online retailer Amazon appears to be making headway in grabbing sales. The Seattle-based company saw 40% year-over-year growth in what it called “school snack” categories such as snack nuts, salty snacks, cookies and meat snacks, while its sales of nutritional bars rose 20% year over year, according to One Click Retail.

Salty Snacks Sales by Subcategory

Sales of salty snacks rose 3.6% in 2018 to hit $5,811 per store per month.

Source: NACS preliminary data. Final data to appear in the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2018 Data.

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