The convenience-store industry in February got a bit buzzed on the news that millennials are favoring convenience stores for food and beverage stops over fast-casual restaurants. Sounds like a victory, right?
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!