Republished from the Convenience Store News 2022 Midyear Report Card

2021 marked a high point for the candy category’s total c-store industry sales and unit growth over the last five years. The first six months of 2022 brought sustained sales growth of 10.8% vs. a year ago. However, unit volume returned to negative territory, dropping 0.1%.

All segments of the candy category posted increases in dollar sales for the January-June 2022 period. Three segments also posted unit volume increases: candy rolls/mints/drops, gum, and bagged or repackaged peg candy. The rest of the segments saw a drop in units.

Source: Convenience Store News – The exclusive Convenience Store News 2022 Midyear Report Card, compiled in partnership with NielsenIQ, looks at dollar sales and unit volume metrics for January through June 2022 to evaluate which product categories are gaining vs. losing amidst today’s challenges.