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Research & Data

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


What Consumers Want From Convenience Stores Today: Part 1

AlixPartners survey reveals preferences around convenience foodservice options.

Forecast 2019: The Prognosis for Foodservice 

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

Uncertainty around regulation contributes to a very mixed forecast.

A Kwik Trip convenience store and gas station

Customer service, food and amenities stand out among customer reviews of the channel.

At least six out of 10 c-store operators expect an increase in both dollar and gallon sales.

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

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

The exclusive Convenience Store News Forecast Study provides dollar and unit volume projections.

Inside a convenience store

Foodservice and better-for-you items led in-store growth last year.

Shopper research reveals the convenience channel needs a new value proposition.

The convenience store industry’s constituents have a largely positive view on the year ahead.

From CBD to plants to probiotics, consumers are more conscious about their purchases.

Fuel pumps

The national gas price average rises to $2.25 per gallon, marking the first price increase since October 2018.

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