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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.


What’s Hot: Learn From Quick-Serve Restaurants

Popeye’s and Whataburger hit the mark with new chicken sandwiches.

CBD products

Grabbing the First-Mover Advantage in CBD & Cannabis

Nielsen: Fast-moving consumer goods retail, like c-stores, expected to play a big part.

AAA: Overall, an additional 1.6 million more people will travel compared with last year, a 2.9-percent increase.

Mars Wrigley recommends planning promos throughout the year, linking communications and using strategic merchandising tactics.

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.

CBD oil

CBD is appearing in more food and beverages, appealing to consumers that seek to better themselves.

In this special bonus supplement to the 2019 Convenience Store News Foodservice Study, we present exclusive data and analysis of the foodservice category’s opportunities and challenges.

Exclusive research highlights where c-stores can gain foodservice share from competitors.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay overtakes the Starbucks mobile app for the first time.

Edge by Ascential's Retail Market Monitor chart

An analysis by Edge by Ascential points to consumers' focus on price and speed.

New report estimates its gross merchandise sales will make up nearly half of U.S. e-commerce sales.

Customer loyalty

Immediate rewards, exclusive perks and long-term value are most sought after.

cigarette sales

E-cigarette flavor bans are leading to thinning inventories and consumer pantry-loading.


The retailer receives the highest overall rankings in six categories.

Energy drinks

The Beverage Buzz Q3 2019 survey also found that the fitness/performance energy segment is going mainstream.

Exclusive research investigates consumers’ thoughts on prepared foods and beverages.

The c-store retailer took top honors in both total satisfaction and service quality within the U.S. overall.

Mars Wrigley's Path to Purchase approach suggests using occasions to drive conversions and treating candy as a treat, not a snack.

Millennials eating

Gen Z and younger millennials appreciate customization, elevated classics and more.

The chain’s Double Stuff Crust Pepperoni Pizza generates high purchase intent.

The chain ranks No. 1 for website performance, social media engagement and more.

CBD oil

Consumers seek to treat various health ailments and improve general wellness.

The exterior of a convenience store

NACS quarterly survey finds sales will be driven by weather and geopolitical events.

Buc-ee's logo

The retailer was rated No. 1 overall, while Wawa and QuikTrip won honors in the most states.

Marathon Petroleum joins stalwarts 7-Eleven and Couche-Tard at the helm of this year’s ranking.

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