Volume of sales of confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries
Source: Food Standards Scotland (Kantar Worldpanel)
- In 2017, the total volume of take home biscuits and confectionery purchased by Scottish households was just over one hundred thousand tonnes (106,000). Sales volumes have remained stable since 2010.
Figure 14. Sales of biscuits and confectionery, 2010-2017
- In 2017, over one billion (1,050 million) servings of cake and pastries were purchased by Scottish households. Purchases have increased since 2011.
Figure 15. Sales of cake and pastry servings, 2011-2017
Scotland level only.
Rationale for including volume of sales of confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries:
These data are useful to monitor the sales by volume of confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries in supermarkets in Scotland.
There is evidence that obesity is associated with over consumption of energy dense snack foods such as confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries. Moderate evidence exists in the literature for interventions aimed at reducing availability and affordability of energy dense foods and with a moderate rating for potential population effectiveness.
Factors influencing volume of sales of confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries:
- Availability and affordability of healthy choices
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