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New Year Brings Steady Increase in Gas Prices

The higher price of crude is outweighing sustained low gasoline demand.

Inside a convenience store

Despite Pandemic, Nearly Six in 10 C-store Retailers Say In-Store Sales Grew in 2020

Nearly half of NACS survey respondents put more emphasis on prepackaged ready-to-eat meals.

Spend per transaction rose during the five weeks ended Jan. 3.

A gas station

Prices hit their highest level for the year in January, before COVID-19 led to a reduction in travel.

The channel is expected to rebound, but long-term changes likely include staffing needs and prepared food sourcing.

Gas canopy

Demand remains low, but crude oil gains lead to price increases at the pump.

Joint university study also finds that targeting millennials and their children can pay off.

International convenience stores provide innovative ideas to excite shoppers.

Those who do travel will opt for driving as road trips will account for 96 percent of holiday getaways.

Although dollars per transaction are higher than the same time last year, consumers aren't spending as much as they did this spring.

Comfort foods have been top-of-mind for consumers during this stressful year.

Delivery service

Vroom Delivery: A majority of customers would not have visited the same store in-person if the service was not available.

The industry must address new holiday celebrations and traditions through merchandising and marketing.

Heart-shaped pizzas spiked 1,800 percent in February, while orders for hand sanitizer skyrocketed 9,987 percent in March.

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