Salty Snacks, Sweet Sales

Lisanti, Linda
March 2006
Convenience Store News;3/6/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p49
Trade Publication
The article reports on an increase in demand for salty snacks as compared to sweet snacks in convenience stores. While sweet snacks have been making up some ground, salty snacks continue to keep their foothold in the convenience store market with retailers reporting that salty snack sales are nearly doubling those of sweet. Despite a slight industry decline, salty snacks comprised $3.7 billion of total industry sales in 2004 and the category which includes everything from potato chips, pretzels and popcorn to meat snacks and crackers had $27,369 in average annual sales per store.


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