Are vape shops stealing c-store business? Can the convenience channel ever hope to compete with the vaping-centric knowledge and offerings of this new channel? Is this channel here to stay, perhaps the tobacconist of the new segment—or will it fizzle out in the face of stricter regulations?
Vape: It's not your father's tobacco product, as reflected in CSP's first-ever vaping-centric meeting in December in Phoenix. And you know it's not your typical tobacco meeting when you have a marquee sponsor whose mission is to "make cigarettes obsolete" and one of the evenings includes a trendy vaping party.
Welcome to Ask the Chef! Chris Koetke will answer your pressing culinary and operational questions from his perspective as a seasoned restaurant veteran and culinary educator. We’re launching with a look at the most important trends affecting food today.
Today, savvy operators are fast-tracking new foodservice programs, looking to quickly raise the bar with fresh and made-to-order menu offerings designed to compete not only with other convenience retailers but also with restaurants.