By: Jennifer Childres | Data Analyst

Low foot traffic and COVID-19 related factors hindered candy sales early in the pandemic, but the categories’ performance turned sweet in 2021. While consumer tastes and purchase habits evolve, shoppers still turn to convenience stores for a quick treat or snack. In a special deep dive report, a bonus supplement to the Convenience Store News 2022 Industry Report, exclusive data and analysis of the candy categories is presented.

  • Candy achieved impressive rebounds in 2021 with double-digit increases for three of the four categories.
  • Candy purchase habits are holding steady — more than two-thirds of c-store shoppers say they purchase these items the same amount as a year ago.

Source: Hershey Via Convenience News