By the end of this year, convenience-store operators with 20 or more locations are going to be treated as restaurants by the U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA), thanks to the new calorie-count requirements that go into effect in December.
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!