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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.

 

Snacks Among the Essentials Consumers Plan to Stockpile This Winter

Top reasons for keeping a stash are concerns over out-of-stocks, reducing exposure to COVID-19 and adding fun to the days at home.

AAA: COVID-19 Drives Lower Thanksgiving Travel Forecast 

The organization anticipates at least a 10-percent drop in travel — the largest one-year decrease since the Great Recession in 2008.

Dollar sales slipped year-over-year during the past five weeks.

Gas prices decline

Travel restrictions and rolled-back reopenings contribute to cheaper prices at the pump.

Around 10 percent of people reduced their candy consumption, pointing to fewer grocery trips as a reason why.

Curbside pickup

Consumers continue to embrace home-sourced meals and digital ordering, according to annual NPD Group report.

money for technology initiatives

The Convenience Store News Virtual Technology Leadership Series provided analysis and insights based on exclusive research.

General Mills: Consumers are turning to indulgent treats that offer familiarity and comfort.

To remain competitive, retailers should offer more options as consumers seek to limit trips.

Despite pandemic, excitement for the latest food and beverage trends has not slowed.

Two in 10 Americans who normally celebrate spring and summer holidays with confectionery gifting did not do so this year.

Curbside pickup

While third-party platforms are popular, NACS research finds that many operators use staff for delivery.

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