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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.

 

Driven by Chocolate, Halloween Candy Sales Are Up This Year

National Confectioners Association reports sales were up 13 percent in the last four weeks ending Sept. 6 vs. the year-ago period.

All aspects of convenience store operations must join forces to meet the new shopper expectations.

checkout at retail

According to PDI/NACS research, strong performers included general merchandise, liquor and wine.

social distancing signs

The availability of hand sanitizer at entrances and checkout is the top driver of trust for c-stores, according to Ipsos.

Diners anticipate eating out less even after the pandemic, according to a new Acosta report.

Despite the steady supply dip, continued low levels of demand helped push the national gas price cheaper on the week.

Salty snacks and sweet treat consumption increases as consumers report less avoidance of sugar, salt and alcohol.

EG America jumped four spots in this year’s ranking to break into the top 10.

Kwik Trip and 7-Eleven are also big winners in 2020 website and social media rankings.

Midyear Report Card shows most in-store product categories were negatively impacted.

shopping at a convenience store

Of the top five in-store categories, only beer was in the black during the two-week period ended Aug. 9.

The fuel company introduces road trip planning materials, Spotify playlists and safety tips to support a "StateEscape."

Convenience store retailers have little choice but to rapidly innovate as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on their foodservice business.

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