Ever-Changing E-Cig Environment
New deadlines, new state regulations and new consumer habits all affect how c-stores manage the popular vape segment.
Frito-Lay Snack Index Outlines Shifting Consumer Preferences
Data shows consumers still largely prefer in-person shopping with most survey respondents (74%) saying that’s where they look first for …
How to Prepare for When the Pandemic Ends
C-store retailers have an opportunity now to strategize plans for the end of the pandemic.
Customers Bulk Up on Candy
Good times or bad, consumers show they can’t resist a little treat, big bags and king-size bars.
Becoming a Necessity Store During COVID-19
As COVID-19 disrupts businesses across industries, convenience stores have an opportunity to show they are significant to their communities by …
Electronic Payments Evolve
Mobile wallets and use of mobile apps are expected to grow in 2020 as customers set expectations with retailers.
CBD & Hemp Market Cutting Traditional Retail’s Way
Cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp are trending in a big way in 2020, and their presence is expected to only grow …
Energy Drinks Anticipate Upbeat 2020
“Energy drinks have been on a solid growth trajectory in recent years and, in fact, saw accelerated growth in 2019 …
US House Passes Vape Flavor Ban
Critics calling bill government overreach, too soon to judge effectiveness of December’s tobacco 21 restriction.
Trump Administration Tightens SNAP Requirements
The change, which will take effect April 1, 2020, could reduce the number of SNAP recipients by 700,000.