The NACS 2021 SOI survey revealed that candy, for 2020, accounted for about 3% of c-store sales. Here are a few more facts about candy that you should know about.
According to NACS 2021 SOI report:
Although candy is not a large portion of sales, c-stores are the second most popular channel for sales after grocery stores, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the organization that puts on the Sweets and Snacks Expo.
A few of their reports help us to dive deeper into trends. These are just a few stats from their 2019 Getting to Know Chocolate Consumers Report:
The number 2 destination for chocolate purchases is convenience stores. Who buys from convenience stores?
The NCA’s 2021 report shows that, although Grocery sold more chocolates, c-store sold the most in term of gum and mints.
$957 Million in gum and mints
*NCA Definitions (2020)