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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.


Nielsen research on small format store openings

Small-Formats Are Driving Both Store Closures & New Store Construction

Convenience, dollar and drug stores are leading the way in store openings.

Inside the Consumer Mind: What Fuels You?  

Consumers have a multitude of opinions when it comes to filling up.

Gas pumps

Thirteen states introduced taxes, propelling the national average to $2.75 per gallon.

cannabis-infused chocolate

More than half of consumers aged 35 and up would consume such products for medical purposes.

The c-store industry completes another strong year in sales and profit growth, but trouble lurks behind the scenes.

customer loyalty radar

More than half of operators cite keeping up with technology and the pace of change as a challenge.

Summer drivers

Warm weather, low gas prices likely to contribute to a boost over the three-month period.

C-store shoppers

Findings of national study presented at the 2019 Convenience Store News Convenience Foodservice Exchange event.

Digital restaurant orders

Convenience is the primary reason for the strong increase.

A growing number of consumers want food with balance, flexibility and practicality.

Logos for 7-Eleven Inc. and Shell

The rankings are based on foot traffic in April, plus sales and store count data.

declining gas prices

The $2.66 national average is 18 cents less than a month and a year ago.


Packaged Facts: Mealtimes are growing smaller, later and more frequent.

cannabis-infused chocolate bar

Consumers' hunger for snacks alongside legal cannabis consumption can present an opportunity for cross-selling.

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