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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.


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Maverik's Restrooms Earn Top Marks for Cleanliness in Six States

According to GasBuddy, gas station restroom cleanliness ratings have improved 6 percent since 2017.

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IRI: Beverages Commanded 2018's Most Successful C-store New Products

Eight of the top 10 brands in the New Product Pacesetters ranking are drinks.

Store operators need to work harder to meet the needs of female shoppers.

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Retailers need to collect customer data to effectively offer the right products at the right times.

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Speedway and Thorntons rated highest in their respective segments based on number of locations.

Electric vehicle

AAA says lack of knowledge and experience may be driving the low adoption rate.

The 2019 Convenience Store News Realities of the Aisle consumer study delves into this and more.

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More than 80 percent of drivers who fill up four times a month or more visit multiple gas stations.

fast casual dining

NPD Group: Fast-casual customers increased their visits by 3 percent year over year.

tobacco products at retail

Tobacco Talk survey finds smoker conversion to e-vapor is disrupting the backbar.

Convenience Store News’ 10th annual consumer study examines shoppers’ definition of convenience.

A shopper a fresh food display

Stocked shelves, cleanliness and lack of clutter are just a few tips for retailers to follow.

Fuel pump payment security

Baby boomers are more concerned than younger generations about the security of their financial data.


Nearly half of survey respondents said they were likely to replace some of their drinking with cannabis in the future.

Younger consumers eating

Ethical dining and multicultural interest will shape college foodservice operations.

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

energy drinks

New products are heating up competition among traditional players, according to Wells Fargo Securities LLC.

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New CDA report breaks down the numbers for the sector, which employs nearly 59,000 people.

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

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New GasBuddy report finds curb appeal matters, but so do strategic offers.

Usage and interest in “convenient” shopping innovations varies by generation.

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However, fewer fill-ups suggest greater fuel efficiency in vehicles, which is translating to less trips per week to the c-store.

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

Top performers in 2019 include Casey’s Pepperoni Meatball Pizza and Maverik’s Bavarian Cream Donut.

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

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