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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 2019: The Prognosis for Beer

Few convenience store retailers think their sales in the beer category will decline this year.

What Consumers Want From Convenience Stores Today: Part 1

AlixPartners survey reveals preferences around convenience foodservice options.

C-store operators are less optimistic about the category this year.

Uncertainty around regulation contributes to a very mixed forecast.

Positive expectations for both dollar sales and unit volume growth are up year over year.

NPD Group logo

NPD Group: Snacks boasting protein, portability and uniqueness are forecast to grow in the next five years.

AlixPartners survey asks shoppers to rate various c-store programs and services.

A Kwik Trip convenience store and gas station

Customer service, food and amenities stand out among customer reviews of the channel.

The majority of c-store operators expect status quo for the candy category this year.

Fast casual

Brand personalities, environmental practices, labor recruitment and balanced technology are on the menu this year.

The exclusive Convenience Store News Forecast Study provides dollar and unit volume projections.

At least six out of 10 c-store operators expect an increase in both dollar and gallon sales.

Inside a convenience store

Foodservice and better-for-you items led in-store growth last year.

Shopper research reveals the convenience channel needs a new value proposition.

The convenience store industry’s constituents have a largely positive view on the year ahead.

From CBD to plants to probiotics, consumers are more conscious about their purchases.

Datassential spotlights the developments having the greatest impact on the category right now.

Chicken strips

Servings increased by 16 percent at restaurants and other foodservice outlets.

Fuel pumps

The national gas price average rises to $2.25 per gallon, marking the first price increase since October 2018.

While the dish has very familiar ingredients, it’s a fresh concept in the eyes of consumers.

Self-driving car

Autonomous driving and personal assistant capabilities among the top factors.

Top 10 teaser

Datassential highlights the developments having the greatest impact on the category right now.

beer bottles

Hard seltzer bubbled to new heights, delivering triple-digit growth and achieving more than 1 percent category share.

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