Hershey Co.: King Size Candy Bar Sales Rise 18 Percent In Convenience Stores

The king size candy bar has emerged as the fastest-growing pack type in convenience stores this year, and was a key driver of sales for The Hershey Co. in the third quarter, according to a report by Foodnavigator-usa.com. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: Premium priced products have also proven successful in vending machines, providing operators select the right products.

Vending operators who have used new machines that merchandiser a larger selection, such as the Crane Merchant Six machine, or have installed gum/mint tray retrofits from Vendors Exchange International Inc., have also witnessed success with larger size products that command higher price points.

Allen Weintraub, contributing editor to Automatic Merchandiser Magazine, has conducted field tests using higher priced premium products in vending. In one article in 2010, he offered some pointers for introducing premium priced products to vending. To read the article, go to: http://www.vendingmarketwatch.com/article/10256522/how-to-choose-premium-products 11-02-11 By Elliot Maras