Convenience Store News releases topline findings of its 2017 Technology Study.
Texas retailer bumps Q2 frontrunner Kelley's Market to No. 2 spot in four of six categories.
Collaborative study provides retailers with a framework for a balanced assortment.
Star menu items are unique and capture high levels of purchase intent.
Emphasis on fresh food was cited as biggest reason.
AACS study envisions new fuels, geo-marketing, locally sourced food, drones, and other consumer-driven advances.
The trend is associated with drinks like soda, coffee, tea and beer.
Beverage programs can drive consumers to other in-store categories.
Most Americans with c-store experience see it as valuable to their future.
One in four expect pump prices to continue to fall this month.
Product selection, reduced prices, and expanded loyalty programs are among key tools.
Those under age 35 pay the most attention to responsible practices, Culinary Visions Panel finds.
Growth Energy study finds education changes the results.
New consumer insights shared at CSNews Convenience Foodservice & Beverage Exchange event.