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FoodInsight: The Next Phase

Diners are ready to enjoy the foods they've missed most while at home.

Family summer road trip

AAA Forecasts Americans Will Take Nearly 700M Road Trips This Summer

Still, this season will bring the first decline in summer travel since 2009.

Masked checkout

Access to hand sanitizer, ways of minimizing contact and clean bathrooms are among their top concerns.

working from home

However, one in 10 said nothing can replace physical meetings and discussions.

Buyers are experiencing heightened price sensitivity, while desiring moments of comfort and escapism.

Shoppers are buying more local brands and feel bothered about the decrease in product variety.

A Shell gas station canopy

Kwik Trip Inc., Quik Trip Corp. and Wawa Inc. are jockeying to take the lead, according to Market Force.

Three-quarters of convenience store shoppers patronize the same store every time.

Among those who will return to commuting, only one in four say they will immediately return to their normal c-store routine.

They are more likely to shop a retailer that is distributing excess food to those in need and celebrating local workers serving during the pandemic.

While e-commerce snack sales are up 44 percent since March 1, buyers still largely prefer in-person shopping.

National Road Trip Day

Pilot Flying J survey finds people are more likely to take an outdoors-focused trip in the coming months.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, shoppers are saving leftovers and cooking enough to avoid waste.

The category represents 8 percent of total store sales year to date and is outpacing sales of conventional items.

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