GO FIG­URE

To honour the sea­son of hol­i­day binges, of­fi­ceparty treat ta­bles and nights spent cud­dling up with a bowl of chips, we bite into the stats be­hind B.C. snacks

BC Business Magazine - - Contents - by Melissa Ed­wards

Just in time for the hol­i­days, we munch the num­bers on ev­ery­one’s real favourite meal: snack time

41%

In­crease over the monthly na­tional av­er­age for sales of candy, con­fec­tionary and snack foods dur­ing De­cem­ber 2016

$460.2 mil­lion

TO­TAL CANA­DIAN SALES AT LARGE RE­TAIL­ERS THAT MONTH

$68

Av­er­age house­hold spend­ing on store-bought snack food in B.C., 2016

$18

be­low the Cana­dian av­er­age

42%

of Bri­tish Columbians in a 2017 Dal­housie Uni­ver­sity study said they snacked to the point that it stopped them from eat­ing meals dur­ing reg­u­lar hours

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