Republished from the Convenience Store News 2022 Midyear Report Card
Similar to candy, the salty snacks category also posted its highest c-store industry sales and unit growth in five years in 2021. The category is performing even better so far in 2022. First-half sales jumped 14.1% vs. a year ago, with unit volume rising 3.4%.
With the exception of two subcategories, all other segments of the salty snacks category posted first-half growth in both dollar sales and unit volume. The nuts/seeds and mixed salty snacks segments grew in dollar sales, but posted unit declines.
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.