YouGov BrandIndex research reveals Hershey's, Lay's and M&M'S rank as top three.
Retailers see continued pressure on cigarette volumes.
Affluent millennial men are most likely to use mobile payments.
Retailers should ask several questions before devising and implementing a strategy.
Nielsen report also finds one-third of c-store shoppers expect to purchase fresh food in the channel in the future.
Beverage Buzz survey finds some brands and segments improved, though.
AACS study envisions new fuels, geo-marketing, locally sourced food, drones, and other consumer-driven advances.
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.
Emphasis on fresh food was cited as biggest reason.
Star menu items are unique and capture high levels of purchase intent.
Beverage programs can drive consumers to other in-store categories.
Most Americans with c-store experience see it as valuable to their future.
Product selection, reduced prices, and expanded loyalty programs are among key tools.