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Comprehensive research on retailer, consumer and product trends across the convenience and retail industries. Includes exclusive proprietary Convenience Store News research studies.


Meet the Top 20 Growth Chains of 2019

Big deals, small deals and midsize deals all combined to make for another very active year.

Yesway Finds Its Way to the Top of the C-store Industry’s Growers

The chain doubled its store count in the past year by scooping up small-town locations across the U.S.

Casey's logo

The deal will support account-level insights to help drive growth in the convenience channel.

The convenience store chain cites loyalty and private-label programs as key pillars of growth.

Robust M&A activity again shapes this year’s Convenience Store News Top 20 Growth Chains ranking.

Buyers are looking to acquire portfolios that are big, small and everything in between.

Cannabis-infused food

Men are more likely than women to consider cannabis-infused menu items.

Meal kits

Approximately 93 million consumers are interested in trying them, according to The NPD Group.

Today, more than 40 percent of core convenience store customers are multicultural.

food trends

Local is the next generation of organic, and new players shake up the status quo.

Frito-Lay U.S. Snack Index

The Traditionalist is the most common persona and prefers options like potato chips, nuts and seeds.

Consumers were asked to provide feedback on various “convenient” shopping options, from home delivery to frictionless checkout.

Generation Z

The demographic's primary focus is on quality and function.

grocery bag with produce

Shoppers could be prompted to buy value-added produce under certain conditions, such as competitive pricing and longer shelf life.

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