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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.


2019 Realities of the Aisle consumer study,

The Whys & Why-Nots of C-store Loyalty Program Membership

Exclusive Convenience Store News consumer research explores attitudes and usage.

Midyear Report Card Shows Slow Start for 2019 C-store Sales

Category sales in the first half of this year mostly underperformed last year’s sales pace.

Marathon Petroleum joins stalwarts 7-Eleven and Couche-Tard at the helm of this year’s ranking.

Seven in 10 cigarette purchasers have tried e-cigarettes or vaping products.

Plant-based burger

Plant-based alternatives are rising in popularity, but demand for traditional meat remains strong.

The entry of foreign companies and the resurgence of oil companies are having an impact.

Experts believe the market is poised to explode among both current and new users.

With big deals carrying bigger price tags, a tipping point in c-store M&A activity remains a possibility.

retail assistance

Even fast food saw some pushback on the growing kiosk trend.

Tobacco 21 sign

A recent Gallup poll finds that 73 percent favor raising the legal minimum age to buy tobacco products.

Fresh grab-and-go

Culinary Visions study examines fresh vs. fast, healthful vs. convenient, and global vs. local.

cigarettes in a pile

Dual usage and more alternative products on the backbar are driving retailers' outlook.


Ingredients such as botanicals, protein and superfoods have experienced significant growth in recent years.

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