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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.

 

Meet the Top 20 Growth Chains of 2019

Big deals, small deals and midsize deals all combined to make for another very active year.

Legalized cannabis

IRI: Cannabis Legalization Could Lead to Snacking Sales Opportunities

Consumers say their purchases of baked goods, candy, salty snacks and gum would increase.

The chain doubled its store count in the past year by scooping up small-town locations across the U.S.

Buyers are looking to acquire portfolios that are big, small and everything in between.

Latest culinary trends impacting convenience foodservice will be unveiled at Convenience Store News' 2019 Convenience Foodservice Exchange.

The convenience store chain cites loyalty and private-label programs as key pillars of growth.

Robust M&A activity again shapes this year’s Convenience Store News Top 20 Growth Chains ranking.

Millennial parents

The 5-percent increase contrasts with flat traffic growth for the total foodservice industry.

Beverage bottles

Innovation in coffee, tea and energy drinks shakes up the cold vault.

Cannabis-infused food

Men are more likely than women to consider cannabis-infused menu items.

family road trip

More than 30 percent of drivers would go on at least one additional summer road trip if gas prices remain low.

Casey's logo

The deal will support account-level insights to help drive growth in the convenience channel.

Today, more than 40 percent of core convenience store customers are multicultural.

food trends

Local is the next generation of organic, and new players shake up the status quo.

Meal kits

Approximately 93 million consumers are interested in trying them, according to The NPD Group.

Frito-Lay U.S. Snack Index

The Traditionalist is the most common persona and prefers options like potato chips, nuts and seeds.

Consumers were asked to provide feedback on various “convenient” shopping options, from home delivery to frictionless checkout.

Generation Z

The demographic's primary focus is on quality and function.

grocery bag with produce

Shoppers could be prompted to buy value-added produce under certain conditions, such as competitive pricing and longer shelf life.

Fourth-annual summit will provide important consumer intelligence to help c-store retailers gain a competitive edge.

The limited-time offer earns high scores for purchase intent, value and uniqueness.

cannabis-infused chocolate bar

Consumers are most interested in cannabis-infused baked goods, candy, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

healthy drink

More than four in 10 consumers seek beverages that provide energy, nutrients or other benefits.

online shopping with a tablet

This consumer group is more likely to consider online retailers that offer subscription services.

Bonnie Herzog at NATO Industry Outlook

The National Association of Tobacco Outlets presents its Industry Outlook at TPE 2019.

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