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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.

 

Forecast 2020: What’s the Prognosis for the C-store Industry?

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

Report Finds Retail Brands Slow to Deliver Personal Experiences

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

Servings of specialty coffee ordered at these sites are up 14 percent.

Cannabis & CBD

Adults see its promise in treating a variety of conditions, but more education is needed.

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.

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

The regional retailer is recognized for its sustained focus and excellence in assortment relevance and private brand.

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Shoppers expect retailers to offer new ways to save them time and effort.

C-stores can do a better job of satisfying the needs of better-for-you shoppers.

An increase in better-for-you item sales was a contributing factor.

Nearly half of shoppers are taking advantage of the service, while still making weekly stock-up trips.

Catalina & Koupon

Koupon and Catalina team up to provide a more holistic understanding of consumer purchase behaviors.

CBD oil

Consumers are making the substance part of their daily routine, but supply and information gaps exist.

Integration of in-store and online shopping experience and non-traditional channel growth are prospective outlooks.

Predictions for 2020

Nielsen: Customization, personalization and experiential are key to the channel.

New report recognizes Buc-ee's, Wawa and Stewart's Shops among the top retailers that see customers coming back for more.

New report recognizes Buc-ee's, Wawa and Stewart's Shops among the top retailers that see customers coming back for more.

Nielsen BASES

Marketers will make shifts to accommodate conscious, connected and unconventional consumption, Nielsen predicts.

Ethanol fuel pump

Nearly all vehicles are approved to use E15, but only 16 models capable of running on E85 are offered.

Retail technology

Industry panel weighs in on the results of the 2019 Convenience Store News Technology Study.

Ingestible formats could grow their existing user base as much as 250 percent in a year's time.

Traveling by car in the winter

More than 115.6 million Americans will travel from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1.

PDI: Consumers look for fuel savings, availability of a mobile app and promotions.

Ironically, c-store shoppers are experiencing new convenience services in other channels.

In this special bonus supplement to the 2019 Convenience Store News Technology Study, we present exclusive data and analysis of how c-store operators are utilizing tech.

Roughly 40% of U.S. adults say they’re willing to explore CBD under the right conditions.

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