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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.


2018 Convenience Store News Top 250

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

Convenience Store News 2018 Industry Report

Industry Report 2018: Tobacco Deep Dive

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

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

Convenience Store News Top 100 Bonus

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

An Executive’s Guide to new trends, consumer behavior, retail disruption, innovation, technology and the rapidly changing landscape of the industry.

Inside a convenience store

According to a NACS survey, expanded assortments of healthy snack and drink options drove positive revenue growth.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery logo

Merchandising, a strategic mix of new with unique, and promos are top drivers, recommends Mars Wrigley Confectionery.

beer mug toast

Mintel research finds 28 percent of millennials aged 24-31 don't think going out for a drink is worth the effort.

Convenience Store News Top 100

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

Convenience Store News Top 100

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

Convenience Store News Top 100

The two chains have occupied the No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the annual ranking since 2016.

gas price sign

Shell’s market share dipped nominally in 2017, but still leads the nation by a large margin.

Convenience Store News Top 100 logo

C-store retailers are finding opportunity among the industry’s giants.


Convenience Store News webcast provides insights on the best offers, promotions and experiences to capture their interest.

QuickChek Salt & Pepper Fries

The retailer’s simple approach has resonated well with consumers.

salty snacks

Packaged Facts: The market will exceed $29 billion in 2022.

Gen Z using smartphones

This is the first generation that has truly grown up in a purely technology-driven world.

After four years of record profits, the convenience store industry's remarkable run may be running out of gas.

female Latina shopper

Halo Top ice cream and Hillshire Snacking small plates top the list.

4th of July celebration

Americans will spend $6.9 billion on food for cookouts, while a record-breaking 46.9 million will travel 50 miles or more.

Members of Generation Z

This cohort will make up more than 40 percent of buying power by the year 2020.

New consumer research analyzes both brand familiarity and perception.

innovation chalkboard

Ninety-four percent of leaders are dissatisfied with their company’s innovation performance.

The most popular digital marketing initiatives among c-store shoppers include mobile loyalty program rewards.

Filling a gas tank

However, the nearly 40 million motorists hitting the road this week will pay less than they did on Memorial Day.

the 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey by the CDC and FDA

Among the 3.6 million tobacco product users in 2017, 2.1 million used e-cigarettes.

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