Republished from the Convenience Store News 2022 Midyear Report Card
Edible grocery dollars and units in the convenience channel grew in 2021, but that growth slowed compared to the height of the pandemic in 2020. The first six months of 2022, however, brought a resurgence to this category, perhaps fueled by consumers seeking to make fewer shopping trips to offset record-breaking gas prices.
C-store industry sales of non-edible grocery items were also strong during the first six months of this year, with sales increasing 7.8% vs. a year ago, and unit volume increasing 5.2%.
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.