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Cleanliness Drives Gas Station Visits as Signs Point to a Rebound

Sites with above-average ratings drove 21 percent more visits than their below-average competitors in the third quarter of 2020.

a convenience store gas pump

C-store Industry Fuel Sales Continue to Lag With COVID-19 Disrupting Commuting Patterns

NACS research finds that 61 percent of c-store retailers expect fuel sales to be down the remainder of the year.

A beer cooler in a store

Beer and packaged beverages drove sales growth for the week ended Sept. 27.

Consumers turn to CBD products to relax during these stressful times.

Declining fall demand will likely lead to further price drops in the weeks to come.

The annual list features strong products that meet consumers' evolving needs.

National Confectioners Association reports sales were up 13 percent in the last four weeks ending Sept. 6 vs. the year-ago period.

checkout at retail

According to PDI/NACS research, strong performers included general merchandise, liquor and wine.

social distancing signs

The availability of hand sanitizer at entrances and checkout is the top driver of trust for c-stores, according to Ipsos.

Despite the steady supply dip, continued low levels of demand helped push the national gas price cheaper on the week.

Kwik Trip and 7-Eleven are also big winners in 2020 website and social media rankings.

The variance indicates that consumers are purchasing more expensive category products, on average.

shopping at a convenience store

Of the top five in-store categories, only beer was in the black during the two-week period ended Aug. 9.

gas sign

Nearly three-quarters of stations are selling gas for less than $2.25.

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