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Convenience Store News Industry Report 2020 Deep Dive: Candy & Snacks

Candy and snacks fulfill various need states for consumers — from satisfying a craving, to treating or rewarding themselves, to supporting their emotional wellbeing, to taking part in important holidays and celebrations. In this special “Candy & Snacks Deep Dive” report, a bonus supplement to the Convenience Store News 2020 Industry Report, we present exclusive data and analysis of the candy, salty snacks and alternative snacks categories.

Kids Krispy Kritter Treats

The snack line features minimal sugar and is free of the top eight allergens.

Ben's Soft Pretzels offers Bites and Sticks for on-the-go snacking.

Kum & Go logo

The non-fuel location will focus on healthier offerings and sustainability.


Consumers have not yet resumed their travel routines, keeping the morning rush slow.

Collaborative strategies help optimize space to increase sales.

Buyers are experiencing heightened price sensitivity, while desiring moments of comfort and escapism.

Juicy Drop Strawberry Kiwi

The new flavor joins both the Juicy Drop Pop and Juicy Drop Gummies lines.

HighKey Mini Cookies

These keto-friendly cookies are available in three traditional varieties.

HI-CHEW Sweet & Sour Watermelon

The flavor is now offered standalone after emerging as a fan favorite in a combo pack.


The stick-shaped treats come in three flavor mashups.

Dollar sales increases were experienced across packaged beverages, candy and salty snacks.

While e-commerce snack sales are up 44 percent since March 1, buyers still largely prefer in-person shopping.

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