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Special Features

A collection of exclusive Convenience Store News special features

Special Report: The State of the Small Operator

Under increasing pressure, the convenience store industry’s single-store owners and small chains are responding to adversity with creativity and innovation.

Inside the Consumer Mind: What’s In Your Basket? 

Beer buying drives men to c-stores, while candy buying is a sweet spot for women.

The company’s Women in Sales Network helps create a more inclusive culture.

Diners are ready to enjoy the foods they've missed most while at home.

Candy and snacks fulfill various need states for consumers — from satisfying a craving, to treating or rewarding themselves, to supporting their emotional wellbeing, to taking part in important holidays and celebrations. In this special “Candy & Snacks Deep Dive” report, a bonus supplement to the Convenience Store News 2020 Industry Report, we present exclusive data and analysis of the candy, salty snacks and alternative snacks categories.

The cashless c-store aims to prove that self-service doesn’t detract from hospitality.

Despite new regulations further challenging the business, tobacco remains a top moneymaker for the nation's convenience stores. In this special “Tobacco Deep Dive” report, a bonus supplement to the Convenience Store News 2020 Industry Report, we present exclusive data and analysis of the cigarettes and other tobacco products categories.

Darren Rebelez reflects on his first year and how the pandemic has influenced his go-forward vision and leadership for the Midwest c-store chain.

Three-quarters of convenience store shoppers patronize the same store every time.

The global oil and gas giant unveils multiple initiatives to support its branded marketers. 

The inaugural Huck’s Market aims to have what customers are craving, no matter the daypart.

Now a core component of many convenience store retailers' strategic plans, foodservice has solidified itself as a critical puzzle piece in convenience retailing success today. In this special “Foodservice Deep Dive” report, a bonus supplement to the Convenience Store News 2020 Industry Report, we present exclusive data and analysis of the prepared food and dispensed beverage categories.

Darren Rebelez anticipates lasting differences in how people work and shop.

In tandem with CITGO's new forecourt reimaging program, the local marketer is sprucing up its store interiors, too.

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