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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.


More Than Half of Convenience Retailers See Their Grocery Sales Rise Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Operators are adding more cleaning/toiletry items, emphasizing ready-to-heat meals, and showcasing multipack/bulk items.

Wawa, QuikTrip & Sheetz Top C-store Industry in Driving Loyalty

New research from Coca-Cola examines what it takes to drive consumer trial, frequency and advocacy.

This year’s ranking is led by a new player that’s building up a sizeable industry presence.

A study by Convenience Store News’ parent company identifies shopper behavior impacts.

The world is largely past the first stage of proactive health-minded buying that drove only minor changes to sales patterns.

Gas prices

On average, fuel is 50 cents per gallon cheaper than it was one year ago.

The national average at $2.25 is 20 cents less than the beginning of the month.

Indulgent sweet and savory snacks are making a comeback as Americans seek balance.

The interactive conference will explore food trends, operations, safety and technology.

Diving into what’s next courtesy of Datassential’s latest FoodBytes report.

Inside a convenience store

Consolidation and profitability challenges take their toll on the smallest companies.

Millennials and members of Generation Z bring unique shopping perspectives.

Almost 90 percent of consumers say chocolate, candy, gum and mints are an essential part of their lives.

Clean restrooms

More than six in 10 Americans are willing to spend more at businesses that keep their restrooms tidy.

The findings of the 18th annual Convenience Store News Forecast Study show a slightly more sober view compared to the previous year.

Eight in 10 shoppers don't even visit the candy aisle when in a convenience store.

Three big things you need to know from the latest Datassential c-store shopper research.

With the right conditions, cannabidiol products are poised to explode in 2020.

Breakfast to go

Morning foods that offer function, convenience and enjoyment are likely to see continued growth.

What some thought was a flash in the pan has now become a significant force.

Exclusive data and analysis of the highs and lows projected for the convenience store industry in the year ahead.

More than half say a self-checkout option would change their decision to abandon a purchase due to a long line.

Bluecore: 39% of retail brands say they are prioritizing improving experience or increasing customer value in 2020.

Exclusive research uncovers how c-stores can win the share-of-stomach battle.

Among Mintel's suggestions are appealing to flexitarians and promoting health over philosophical motivations.

TrendSource: Younger cohorts, including millennials, are more receptive to cannabis products and in-store automation.

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