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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.


What’s Hot: 7-Eleven Finds Magic With Snackers

The chain’s new Magic Bar is mobile, flavorful and a good value to customers.

soda cans

C-store Beverage Sales Benefit From Warm Start to Fall

Favorable weather and solid consumer sentiment drove a 4.3-percent overall increase in the third quarter.

Buc-ee's logo

GasBuddy users rank the best java state by state.

The exterior of a Cenex location

Overall, outdoor lighting received the most user ratings of any category in the quarter.


Datassential presents research on the younger generations at the 2018 Convenience Store News Convenience Foodservice Exchange.

sparkling water unit growth

Nielsen: Sales spiked $49 million for the week ended Aug. 18, a 22-percent increase from the same time last year.

Convenience store shoppers prefer to purchase bakery products at other retail channels.

Full fuel gauge

Three-quarters of operators saw in-store sales rise during the first nine months of 2018 due to good weather, positive economic news and low gas prices.

The Hershey Mobile Customer Insights Center

The expandable tractor-trailer will make multiple stops across the United States.

pumpkin spice

More and more retailers and brands are jumping on the autumnal bandwagon.

Consumers give high marks to Wawa’s Jolly Rancher Cream Smoothie and Circle K’s f’real Cotton Candy Carnival Milkshake.

beverage cooler at retailer

Heat wave helps drive cold vault numbers up 4.4 percent year over year.

Convenience Store News Top 100

Four of last year's top 25 chains disappeared from this year's ranking on account of acquisitions.

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