Category News

$35 million equity capital raise a ‘fresh financial start’ for the brand

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- NJOY LLC has acquired the assets of NJOY Inc. as part of the e-cigarette maker’s financial restructuring. NJOY Inc., which was founded in 2006, declared bankruptcy last September, citing an accumulated deficit of $234.4 million and $16 million in accounts payable. After...

The company's senior category manager talks changing seasons and private label

ATLANTA -- Hilary Freeman, senior category manager of confection for Atlanta-based RaceTrac, develops the candy set for the retailer’s 430 stores by studying the category across all channels. This strategy has helped the company stay ahead of the trends, even allowing it to create its own private-...

Nine retailers, chosen by their supplier partners, win this year’s prestigious award

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- They are the tireless CEOs of their categories, leveraging instinct, insight and intelligence to drive traffic, loyalty and sales. As the leading provider of category insights in the convenience-retailing industry, CSP magazine is proud to announce the winners of the 2017...

What will be the breakout flavors and ingredients of 2017? To find the answer to that question, we gathered exclusive data from  Technomic’s MenuMonitor

Loyalty provider to help develop and launch the system.
Beyond simple segmentation, creating segments of like-minded lifestyles helps brands further deliver relevance and convenience to its customers.
C-store chain will celebrate with food, beverage deals through April
Line of savory crackers, crisps and bars is due to hit shelves by July 2017

Suppliers showcased new line extensions and flavors in the candy category during the Convenience Distribution Association’s Marketplace event in Orlando last week.

Convenience retailers are looking to build brand experiences of their own. Here are four areas where differentiation could enhance c-store experiences.