Liquid tea is tops at center store

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Liquid tea is tops at center store


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