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2019: August IRI Data

Continued Strength for Candy! IRI finds continued strength in confectionery sales throughout the summer months, with the latest 12 weeks up 2.0% for total candy, gum and mints. In the latest 52-week view, non-chocolate holds on to its position as the fastest growing of …

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State of the Market: Specialty Market [Presentation Recording & Deck]

Presented by: Jess Hochman, Vice President of Natural Insights and Innovation Research, SPINS Inc. and Eric Lauterbach-Colby, Category Manager, Center Store Grocery and Frozen Products, UNFI Uncover the latest insights on how specialty products are gaining traction and driving growth in the overall snacking …

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Future Retail: Winning the War in the Store [Presentation Recording & Deck]

Presented by Mark Ravi, EDGE by Ascential Dramatic shifts in retail formats and shopper behavior will reshape confection and snack distribution and merchandising practices. This session will share a framework for the store of the future, and how retailers will need to evolve formats …

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2019: July IRI Sales Data

As the temperature is heating up, so are candy sales! For the 52 weeks ending mid July, IRI finds that total candy, gum and mint sales are up 2.2%. Importantly, all three segments of the category managed robust growth. Non-chocolate once again led all …

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The 5 Candy and Snack Insights You Need to Know About Right Now [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Presented by Marcia Mogelonsky, Ph.D, Director of Insight, Mintel Food and Drink. Is your snack assortment on trend? Discover the five undeniable macro-snacking trends that will help you determine what products to buy, feature and merchandise to meet the needs of today’s candy and …

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Reimagining the Retailer Partnership for Enhancing the Shopper’s In-Store Experience [Presentation Deck and Recording]

Presented by Sarah Tarraf, Director of Customer Experience, Gongos Inc. and Amy Perifanos, Vice President, Design & Creative Communication, Gongos, Inc. Customer experience is expected to overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator in 2020. In fact, 86 percent of buyers are …

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2019: June IRI Sales Data

At the Mid-Year Mark, Confectionery Sales Are Strong Following a modest 2018, candy, gum and mints sales are seeing much stronger near- and longer-term results in the first half of 2019. Driven by continued success in non-chocolate and a rebound for gum sales, the …

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State of the Industry – eCommerce: Will Amazon Become the Snack Destination for Online Shoppers? [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Presented by Mike Black, Vice President of Marketing, Profitero Online sales continue to skyrocket across select demographic groups. This session captures the latest e-commerce research and trends for online candy and snacks. Find out if you are hitting the right target with the right …

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State of the Market – Confectionery: Momentum Builds Across All Segments [Presentation Recording and Deck]

Presented by Larry Levin, Executive Vice President Consumer and Shopper Marketing, IRI Worldwide Get an in-depth look at the latest confectionery category trends from shopper, channel and consumer perspectives. Attendees will get the latest insights on how to capture new opportunities in seasonal, everyday …

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2019: May 19 IRI Retail Sales Data

Strong Jump in Performance This year’s late Easter shifted much of the season’s substantial sales from the final two weeks in March into the second and third week of April. Now that the Easter results are on the books with IRI’s look for the …

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