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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.


Industry Report 2018: Is the Party Over?

After four years of record profits, the convenience store industry's remarkable run may be running out of gas.

Gen Z using smartphones

If You're Looking to Attract Gen Z, Technology Is the Way

This is the first generation that has truly grown up in a purely technology-driven world.

A report card

Results in the 2018 Convenience Store News Industry Report didn’t measure up to past grades.

The most popular digital marketing initiatives among c-store shoppers include mobile loyalty program rewards.

female Latina shopper

Halo Top ice cream and Hillshire Snacking small plates top the list.

Members of Generation Z

This cohort will make up more than 40 percent of buying power by the year 2020.

innovation chalkboard

Ninety-four percent of leaders are dissatisfied with their company’s innovation performance.

plant-based proteins

NPD: In-home consumption has grown by 24 percent since 2015.

fuel gauge

Currently, a quarter of all stations across the country are selling gas for more than $3 a gallon.

Beer sales in a convenience store

Alcohol sales fare better in the face of higher gas prices and bad weather.

millennials dining out

More than 40 percent of millennials say "lifestyle" purchases, like a home or car, are influencing their decisions.

Understanding snacking intent and competing with ecommerce top the list.

GasBuddy top-rated restrooms

QuikTrip flushed the competition in seven states for the second consecutive year.

Nielsen alcoholic bev sales growth

Multiple factors are playing a part, according to new Nielsen research.

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