Nielsen report also finds one-third of c-store shoppers expect to purchase fresh food in the channel in the future.
YouGov BrandIndex research reveals Hershey's, Lay's and M&M'S rank as top three.
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.
Affluent millennial men are most likely to use mobile payments.
Retailers see continued pressure on cigarette volumes.
Retailers should ask several questions before devising and implementing a strategy.
Collaborative study provides retailers with a framework for a balanced assortment.
Beverage Buzz survey finds some brands and segments improved, though.
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.