With more convenience stores emphasizing in-store destinations such as coffee bars, restaurants and banks, it means more competition for the space allocated to health and beauty care (HBC) items and all other in-store categories.
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!