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In-depth coverage of new products & promotions, key categories of tobacco, foodservice, beverages, candy & snacks, other merchandise & services, and motor fuel.

Forecast 2019: The Prognosis for Beer

Few convenience store retailers think their sales in the beer category will decline this year.

Sunoco LP

Sunoco LP Executes Two Deals to Grow Wholesale Fuels Business

The asset acquisitions total approximately 180 million gallons of fuel annually across four states.

AlixPartners survey reveals preferences around convenience foodservice options.

Energy North Group logo

Snyder's-Lance, Frito-Lay and Pepsi also are contributing to "Lunch On Us" from Jan. 21-25.

C-store operators are less optimistic about the category this year.

 MakeItCount loyalty program

Members now receive 5 cents off per gallon at the pump every day.

Alltown Fresh

Alltown Fresh offers healthy and locally sourced alternatives.

Uncertainty around regulation contributes to a very mixed forecast.

Positive expectations for both dollar sales and unit volume growth are up year over year.

NPD Group logo

NPD Group: Snacks boasting protein, portability and uniqueness are forecast to grow in the next five years.


The 7,500-square-foot store features a full restaurant with an expansive menu and café seating.

AlixPartners survey asks shoppers to rate various c-store programs and services.

Strawberry Banana Chips

The slow-baked banana chips contain no added oil or sugar.

Skupos logo

The software enables distributors to offer scan data incentives and multi-pack tobacco discounts.

Love's travel stop

Plans include thousands of new truck parking spaces, expanding on-site truck and tire care services, and opening more than 40 new locations.

The majority of c-store operators expect status quo for the candy category this year.

GP Energy logo

The new moniker highlights the company's focus on energy and its Oregon history.

Fast casual

Brand personalities, environmental practices, labor recruitment and balanced technology are on the menu this year.

Heineken 0.0

Heineken USA introduces alcohol-free malt beverage alternative.

Walmart Grocery Pickup

The big-box retailer is piloting grocery delivery via autonomous vehicles across the state of Arizona.

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