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IRI June 12, 2011 Summary

July 21, 2011

Summer Confectionery Sales Continue To Heat Up

The latest 52 week consumption for candy and gum at FDMW* through June 12, 2011 continues to be strong with dollars up 4.2 percent and units up 3.3 percent as reported by Symphony IRI.  

Drug stores continues to lead all channels with gains of 4.2 percent in dollars followed by Supermarkets with a +4.1 percent increase.  Chocolate continues to lead the charge at +6.1 percent in dollars and +6.2 percent in units and is showing strength across all channels.  Four week trends show candy and gum up about half the annual trend at 2.2 percent in dollars while units are flat following a strong late Easter selling period.  Latest 52 week gains in retail pricing of about two percent are contributing to dollar sales growth for candy and gum, yet are beginning to flatten unit sales from the impact of pricing.

The chocolate segment, on the other hand continues to show resiliency to price advances with unit sales up nearly three percent in the latest four weeks.  FDMx sales of Gum are showing gains in both dollars (+1 percent) and units (+3 percent) for the last 52 weeks.

June 12, 2011 Retail Sales Summary
$ Sales Percent Change vs. Year Ago (Food, Drug, Mass excluding Wal-Mart)

Candy and Gum Sales

4 Week $

12 Week $

52 Week $

Class of Trade

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FDM + Wal-Mart








* Based on Walmart panel data

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