Dollar Sales $308,566,700 % Change From Last Year 18.55
and, are sweet indeed -- posting double-digit growth in supermarkets and drug stores, and in total food, drug and mass channels for the 52 weeks ended June 13. Total sales in the F/D/MX channels jumped by 18.1% to $328 million.
Notably, supermarkets reported the largest sales growth for this period, 18.6%, generating $308.6 million in sales. This healthy increase comes on top of two consecutive years of strong growth. In calendar year 2003, supermarkets saw sugar substitute sales increase 19% to $288.5 million, and 6.4% to $242 million the year before that.
Drug stores posted an increase of 17.2% to $10.4 million for the 52 weeks ending June 13. The channel also enjoyed strong calendar-year profits in 2003, when sales grew 29% to $10.3 million. In 2002, however, sales dropped marginally, 0.4%, on sales of nearly $8 million.
Dollar Sales Latest 52 Weeks Ended June 13, 2004; % Change; Dollar Sales Calendar Year Ended Dec. 28, 2003; % Change; Dollar Sales Calendar Year Ended Dec. 29, 2002; % Change