Down Year for Seeds and Nuts
Over the past decade, seeds and nuts have enjoyed exceptionally broad appeal across a variety of demographic groups thanks to …
How Can C-Stores Maximize Jerky Sales?
Keeping this category well stocked with new flavors, regional and national brands and a variety of forms and protein types …
Electronic Payments Accelerate
The COVID-19 pandemic sped up digital disruption, with businesses rushing to enable contactless payment options from EMV to mobile wallets.
Retailers Look Forward to Pre-Pandemic Levels of Summer Traffic
C-stores anticipate growth in categories like dispensed cold beverages and coffee, as well as immediate consumption prepared foods.
Hand Sanitizers See Biggest HBA Growth
In 2020, the health and beauty aid (HBA) category struggled overall, but sales of hand sanitizers and masks helped compensate …
Salty Snacks Sales Hit a Snag
The pandemic soured sales in 2020, but trends say salty snacks should see a sweet rebound.
Customers Munch Into 2021
Snack sales continue to prove a bright spot during the pandemic.
Significant Tobacco Issues for 2021
With the New Year comes new challenges for retailers that sell tobacco products. Just like in 2020, key issues for …
Why Safe Shop Certification Is Needed
Those who provide a clean, safe shopping experience drive far higher levels of traffic than their below-average counterparts.
Finding Opportunity in Lunch
Despite dips in morning traffic, c-stores are seeing promise in the lunch daypart, working to innovate and differentiate with fresh …