Republished from the Convenience Store News 2022 Midyear Report Card
Last year, the health and beauty care (HBC) category experienced its largest c-store industry sales growth in five years. The first half of 2022 brought continued HBC sales growth. Unit volume, however, retreated back into negative territory.
Segment-wise, the first-half standouts in the HBC category were vitamins/supplements, cosmetics, and other internal over-the-counter medications. These segments produced growth in both dollar sales and unit volume during the first six months of this year.
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.