Few foods make as seamless of a global translation as the sandwich. And while any type of bread can form the basis of a sandwich, the buns and rolls segment often gets the nod for sandwiches of all stripes. Considering the perennial popularity of sandwiches, it should come as no surprise that buns and rolls all showed growth over the past year.
While the overall fresh bread and rolls category was down slightly for the 52 weeks ending April 19, 2015, all buns and rolls segments within the category showed gains. The all other fresh rolls, buns and croissants subcategory was up 2.33 percent in dollar sales, taking in $1.9 billion, per IRI, Chicago. Hamburger and hot dog buns saw a slight rise of 0.90 percent, also responsible for $1.9 billion in dollar sales. And over in the cold case, the minor segment of refrigerated dinner rolls, sandwich rolls and croissants was up 15.65 percent in dollar sales to $690,905.