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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.


Top 10 teaser

The Top 10 Prepared Food Trends at Convenience Stores

Datassential highlights the developments having the greatest impact on the category right now.

Menthol cigarette ban

Tobacco Talk respondents are, however, taking a wait-and-see approach before making category changes.


According to NACS, nearly half of all customers are in and out of a c-store with a purchase in under three minutes.

Meat alternatives

Taste is a top concern, and consumers also care about clean label attributes.

mobile pay at the pump

Nearly four-fifths of consumers want to use apps to pay for their c-store purchases the same way they pay for gas.

12th annual "Voted Best" survey

The 12th annual "Voted Best" poll examines several categories, including overall experience and employees.

Millennials and Gen Z are drinking less alcohol than the generations that preceded them.

Rutter's local options for bread displayed on kiosk

New research by consulting firm A.T. Kearny shows a global drive for "multi-localism."

A menu simulation finds one gender does buy differently when faced with calorie counts.

healthy snacks

From high protein to non-GMO, healthy snacking means many different things to consumers.

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