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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.


Are Today’s Convenience Foodservice Offerings Satiating C-store Shoppers?

The findings of the 2019 Convenience Store News Realities of the Aisle consumer study are largely positive, but do spotlight some areas for improvement.

What's Hot: Kum & Go’s Huevos Rancheros Pizza Gets High Marks for Uniqueness

Almost half of surveyed shoppers say they would come in just to try it.

mom pushing shopping cart

A little more than half will search online for coupons they can use during their brick-and-mortar shopping trips.

fine chocolate

Insights show the demographic prefers fine chocolate and is likely to purchase treats at supercenters.

Maverik exterior

According to GasBuddy, gas station restroom cleanliness ratings have improved 6 percent since 2017.

packaged beverages

Eight of the top 10 brands in the New Product Pacesetters ranking are drinks.

Store operators need to work harder to meet the needs of female shoppers.

driving fuel customers in-store

Retailers need to collect customer data to effectively offer the right products at the right times.

convenience store exterior

Speedway and Thorntons rated highest in their respective segments based on number of locations.

Electric vehicle

AAA says lack of knowledge and experience may be driving the low adoption rate.

The 2019 Convenience Store News Realities of the Aisle consumer study delves into this and more.

Motorist pumping gas

More than 80 percent of drivers who fill up four times a month or more visit multiple gas stations.

fast casual dining

NPD Group: Fast-casual customers increased their visits by 3 percent year over year.

tobacco products at retail

Tobacco Talk survey finds smoker conversion to e-vapor is disrupting the backbar.

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