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Guide to Candy & Snacks

SALTY SNACKS

Bite-Sized Insights
The New Comfort Food? Research by Mintel found
that 62 percent of consumers are eating salty snacks as
a stress reliever, compared to 16 percent of American
snackers who attributed stress as a reason for snacking
one year ago. As the researcher pointed out, the portability of salty snacks allows consumers to alleviate
their stress on the go, with one-third of salty snackers
eating them away from home and 26 percent eating
them at work.
Need It Now. Salty snacks remain an impulse-driven
category. According to a General Mills Convenience
& Foodservice survey, 68 percent of c-store food and
beverage purchases are unplanned and purchased on
impulse once seen in the store. Additionally, 85 percent
of shoppers eat c-store snacks quickly after purchase.
Making Alterations. Strong growth in sales of alternative vegetable-based snacks - particularly salty snack
versions - was the largest contributing factor to
the rise in alternative-ingredient snack sales in 2016,
according to Packaged Facts. The market research firm
estimates the salty snack segment carried the alternative-ingredient snack market in 2016 with 7-percent
growth - a faster growth rate than what was seen by
salty snacks as a whole.
Chipping In. When it comes to the specific kinds of
snacks consumers are enjoying, Nielsen convenience
store data shows potato chips dominate salty snacks,
while meat snacks lead alternative snacks, and muffins
and doughnuts top sweet-snack picks.
A "Hot" Category. If the snacks category could be
defined by convenience store retailers in one word, it
would be "hot," according to the 2017 Convenience
Store News Forecast Study. Sales of salty snacks are
forecasted to increase 5.7 percent this year. The popularity of potato chips and price hikes in salty snacks are
anticipated to drive a boost in dollar sales per store.

THE FIVE-YEAR TREND
Unit volume growth has not kept pace with dollar sales growth,
indicating the likelihood of price increases in salty snacks. Tortilla/
corn chips has been the only salty snacks segment to remain a steady
performer in both dollar sales and unit volume.

DOLLAR SALES (% CHANGE)
2016

2015

2014

2013

2.6
5.8
6.5
5.9
10.6

Total Salty Snacks

4.8
3.5
6.7
1.5
7.4

Potato Chips

2.0
5.1
9.6
7.1
13.8

Tortilla/Corn Chips

3.6
7.3
7.0
9.4
7.2

Other Salty Snacks

-2.7
Nuts & Seeds

7.2
7.9
5.9
6.8
5.0

Puffed Cheese

-1.7
Mixed

Crackers

Ready-to-Eat Popcorn

-0.7

-1.3

-4.5
Pretzels

Source: Nielsen

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11.3
8.1
6.1
14.4

1.2
1.7
8.0
17.6
4.6
2.1
3.7
10.7
4.0
6.6
4.5
17.4
7.2
11.0
15.7
18.0

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