CSNews 2014 Industry Report Study
The convenience store industry hit some rough patches last year, with total sales and motor fuel revenue slightly down, foodservice sales growth slower than in previous years — particularly for hot and cold dispensed beverages — and higher expenses all negatively impacting profit growth in 2013. For the past 39 years, Convenience Store News has published this annual Industry Report on the health and performance of the convenience retail channel. It is the longest-running annual accounting of c-store sales, profit and operational performance. Convenience stores in the United States generated more than $700 billion in total sales for the second consecutive year in 2013. However, total revenue was flat because motor fuel sales dropped 1.1 percent and in-store sales growth slowed significantly to 2.1 percent, after climbing by 4.7 percent the previous year. This extended version of the 2014 Industry Report includes more than 70 charts and tables on sales, profits, category and operational results in 2013—including 19 not available in the magazine.