CSP explores different aspects of the e-commerce debate—supply chain, cross-channel competitors and c-store evolution—to provide a comprehensive review of the matter, identifying potential threats and looking ahead to what retailers need to do to come out on top.
The trend toward craft snacks is rising from start-up artisanal companies taking on stalwart c-store snack types such as jerky and chips, as well as established CPG firms adding an artisanal flair to their legacy lines. It shows no sign of stopping, and c-stores are well positioned to ride the wave.
Give the customer what they want. It’s a fairly simple mantra that covers just about everything in the c-store, from candy to chips, motor oil to milk. It becomes an even more vital rule of thumb when you consider the complex HBC category. The vast diversity of products often makes stocking and merchandising a complicated venture.
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!