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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.

 

Rutter's local options for bread displayed on kiosk

Today’s Consumers Want a Local Brand With a Story

New research by consulting firm A.T. Kearny shows a global drive for "multi-localism."

healthy snacks

From high protein to non-GMO, healthy snacking means many different things to consumers.

The CDC publishes tobacco data in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute.

CDC: The number of young adults who smoked in 2017 dropped 3 percent.

Millennials and Gen Z are drinking less alcohol than the generations that preceded them.

chewy candy

Demand for the indulgent pleasures offered by traditional candy brands remains largely unabated.

Thanksgiving travel

Drivers will pay the highest Thanksgiving gas prices in four years, with a national average of $2.79 as of Nov. 1.

GasBuddy

Average dwell time rose 14 percent during Q3 2018, according to GasBuddy foot traffic report.

Nielsen: Continued sales growth signals that consumers remain open to small treats, even as they strive to eat healthier overall.

Convenience store shoppers show some interest in calorie/nutrition information.

Convenience Store News releases findings of its 2018 Technology Study.

Retailers can win back trust by delivering on their promises and providing consistent experiences.

protein

Nielsen: The popularity of plant-based proteins is growing, but traditional sources of protein still dominate sales.

tobacco at retail

Retailers in the latest Tobacco Talk survey also say they see opportunity in cannabis.

The chain’s new Magic Bar is mobile, flavorful and a good value to customers.

Dining out

U.S. consumers to average 1,410 eating occasions per capita in 2018, down from 1,453 in 2009.

soda cans

Favorable weather and solid consumer sentiment drove a 4.3-percent overall increase in the third quarter.

Gender equality graphic

Results show that ads with higher gender equality scores generate the highest sales lift.

Respondents select c-stores over fast food restaurants as the shortest wait times in line by a two-to-one margin.

c-store checkout cashier

Nearly nine in 10 Americans say c-stores provide a good starting point for a career.

Buc-ee's logo

GasBuddy users rank the best java state by state.

The exterior of a Cenex location

Overall, outdoor lighting received the most user ratings of any category in the quarter.

Shawarma

Datassential presents research on the younger generations at the 2018 Convenience Store News Convenience Foodservice Exchange.

sparkling water unit growth

Nielsen: Sales spiked $49 million for the week ended Aug. 18, a 22-percent increase from the same time last year.

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