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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.


New Year Brings Steady Increase in Gas Prices

The higher price of crude is outweighing sustained low gasoline demand.

Convenience Distributors Find Some Sales Growth Amidst Pandemic 

The industry’s top wholesalers saw average sales increase a little more than 2 percent in 2020.

Inside a convenience store

Nearly half of NACS survey respondents put more emphasis on prepackaged ready-to-eat meals.

Spend per transaction rose during the five weeks ended Jan. 3.

Additionally, snack food consumption at meals increased from 21 percent in 2010 to 26 percent in 2020.

A gas station

Prices hit their highest level for the year in January, before COVID-19 led to a reduction in travel.

The channel is expected to rebound, but long-term changes likely include staffing needs and prepared food sourcing.

CBD oil stock

Nearly one in four CBD users entered the category in the last six months, according to new research.

Electric vehicle ownership is increasing among convenience store shoppers.

Gas canopy

Demand remains low, but crude oil gains lead to price increases at the pump.

The pandemic has hit the prepared food and dispensed beverage categories hard.

Joint university study also finds that targeting millennials and their children can pay off.

International convenience stores provide innovative ideas to excite shoppers.

Those who do travel will opt for driving as road trips will account for 96 percent of holiday getaways.

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