Liquid tea is tops at center store

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Liquid tea is tops at center store

12/27/2017

The top 10 packaged grocery categories in the center of the store that saw sales grow in 2017 may help retailers jumpstart assortment planning for 2018, according to a Nielsen report.

In 2017, liquid tea led sales growth in the U.S. and was joined in the top 10 by three other beverage products, including liquid coffee, water and new-age beverages, according to Nielsen. This could be due to the plethora of flavors and ingredients often found in these drinks that appeal to consumers who crave a variety drinks for in-home consumption or on-the-go.

Vinegar and cooking wine, honey, and herb and spice seasoning are also categories on the top 10 growing categories, serving as versatile cooking ingredients across a diverse set of dishes that fit a variety of flavor profiles.

Here are the top 10, which generated steep increases in dollar sales:

  1. Liquid tea
  2. Vinegar and cooking wine
  3. Liquid coffee
  4. Honey
  5. Herb and spice seasoning
  6. Water
  7. Salty snacks
  8. New-age beverage
  9. Candy
  10. Cookies