CRUNCH TIME

THE RACE IS ON.In the sprint for the consumer dollar, it appears the c-store industry is in a position to snatch more sales of healthy grab-and-go items.C-store sales of energy bars and other nutrition bars, for example, jumped 13% to more than 65 million units for the 52 weeks ending in late August 2004, according to research firm ACNielsen, Schaumburg, Ill. While supermarkets grabbed a larger share

THE RACE IS ON.

In the sprint for the consumer dollar, it appears the c-store industry is in a position to snatch more sales of healthy grab-and-go items.

C-store sales of energy bars and other nutrition bars, for example, jumped 13% to more than 65 million units for the 52 weeks ending in late August 2004, according to research firm ACNielsen, Schaumburg, Ill. While supermarkets grabbed a larger share of that category at 223 million units, they only moved 0.2% more units

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