C-store performance, competitive analyses, consumer habits and more
CHICAGO -- The insights from NACS' State of the Industry (SOI) Summit come in more than just data points. From industry performance and competitive analyses to consumer habits and presidential goals, here are nine highlights that stood out to us ... 1. Cracks in the foundation RaceTrac President...
Nelson offers cautiously positive, convenience-level view of president’s priorities
CHICAGO -- Alec Baldwin has nothing to worry about in David Nelson. The actor’s Donald Trump impression is in no danger of being upstaged by the economist’s attempt to channel the president’s hyperbole and outsized mannerisms and ego. David Nelson, professor of economics at Western Washington...
Subtle changes set up future of c-store trends
CHICAGO -- The largest product categories in convenience stores didn’t change much in 2016. But even as the industry achieved a third straight year of record in-store sales , changes within each category illustrated plenty of reasons c-store retailers need to stay on their toes. Take tobacco. While...
Chains keeping each other company on list by annual revenue
Positive growth for all but two of the top 10 categories
New c-store, restaurant concept takes omnichannel approach
High jinks ensue when mischief invades marketing for the only real ‘fake news’ day