It’s not as if convenience stores are morphing into small versions of Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, but make no mistake: There is a movement afoot among consumers wanting healthier food and beverage products. And while supermarkets may win most of that consumer spend, c-stores have become increasingly proactive in attracting these consumers.
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!