There's a Sucker Sold Every Minute

April 2004
Convenience Store News;4/12/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p58
Trade Publication
When it comes to lollipop sales, convenience stores (c-stores) are giving other retail segments a real While dollar sales of lollipops in all retail outlets including food stores, mass merchandisers, drugstores and c-stores, fell more than 2.2 percent for the year ending January 17, 2004, sucker sales grew by a healthy 13.8 percent in c-stores alone during that time, according to New York-based ACNielsen Convenience Track figures. Unit sales dipped 1.5 percent in c-stores — not bad compared to the 7.2-percent decline. For instance, the Topps Co.'s lollipop lines, which include Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop and the newer Juicy Drop Pop, outsell more than 99 percent of all other non-chocolate SKUs in c-stores.


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