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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.


pumpkin spice

Does Pumpkin Spice Still Have Its Mojo?

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

A motorist filling up at a gas station

AAA: Gasoline stocks in the hurricane-impacted area are healthy, but delivery to meet demand could be a challenge.

beverage cooler at retailer

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

Walmart pickup towers

Click-and-collect leader Walmart plans to have 700 locations with pickup towers by January 2019.

Nielsen Future of Snacking

Nielsen: Spotting trends early and being nimble will be crucial.

Gen Z

By 2020, this generation is expected to account for 40 percent of all consumers.

The national gas price average could drop to less than $2.70.

The breakfast sandwich stands out with a Liege Belgian waffle as its carrier.


A wide variety of flavors boosts popcorn, while meat snacks continue to hold strong market share.


EnergyPoint Research survey examined a range of attributes, including convenience and rewards programs.

male shopper and an omnichannel approach

Connectivity and online retailing are steadily influencing the need for omnichannel experiences.

OTP, packaged beverages and beer are driving performance in the industry.

Speed of service still reigns supreme among convenience store shoppers.

Gen Z

This generation says brands like Oreo and Goldfish matter as a sign of quality.

Convenience Store News Top 100

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

Labor Day Weekend driving

The national average of $2.84 per gallon is 2 cents cheaper than a month ago, but 48 cents more than a year ago.

Unilever's Pure Leaf matcha tea

Matcha, moringa, Sencha and mizudashi teas are likely to drive growth in the segment.

Unceasing consolidation in the c-store industry paves the way for change.

Vapor products

RAND Corp.: Adolescents exposed to POS advertising are 15 percent more likely to try vapor products.

Total Snacking by Mintel

The segment grew 6 percent annually, driven by outsized growth from fresh snacking.

summer family road trip

One in four Americans say they’ll drive more over these final two weeks.

Convenience Store News Top 100

Unceasing consolidation in the c-store industry paves the way for several new movers and shakers.

The convenience store industry’s most comprehensive listing of the largest chains. 

loyalty puzzle piece

Being asked for too much information is one of the top impediments.

Convenience Store News 2018 Industry Report

Bonus data and exclusive analysis of the cigarettes and other tobacco products categories.

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