Special Reports

Convenience store trends, insights and ideas for understanding your c-store customers and marketing to the right audience in the right way.

The best new-store designs featured in CSP since 2012

CSP has been highlighting new convenience stores in a feature titled Grand Opening for more than five years. Some retailers blew out expectations by building stores of unprecedented proportion, while others turned their retail sites into veritable restaurants serving food well outside the norm...

Drink rollouts that hit on key trends

Craveable and flavorful drinks can set convenience-store menus apart, and consumers and operators agree that beverage innovation is a must. In fact, convenience operators that prioritize beverages are seeing a return on their investment: There’s been a 13% jump in the percentage of consumers who...

Foot-traffic report illustrates consumer behaviors at pumps and in stores

Explore 20 springtime limited-time offers that showcase hot seasonal trends and have the power to spark traffic and spend in your stores.
CSP set out to see how consumers score some of the leading convenience-store brands' coffee programs, as well as some of those at leading limited-service restaurants. What follows are 25 c-store and quick-service restaurant chains that scored highly for their coffee program. .
These products are weird, wild, unusual, buzzworthy—outrageous. And they’re on c-store shelves. Join us as we take a look at 40 convenience-store products bound to draw attention to your shelves. .

The convenience store industry’s 2016 Menu Makers, 40 food and beverage offerings that run the gamut from traditional to unexpected.