While kids still largely prefer the typical pizza, chips and soda, ethnic foods are trickling down to youth. Those staples of chicken and pizza, however, do have a value differentiation across the generational spectrum.
Foodservice is not for the impatient, especially if you’re running a convenience store. Convenience-store foodservice traffic grew 1% last year compared to flat growth for both quick-service restaurants (QSR) and food/drug channels. That’s down from 2% growth in 2012 and 3% in 2011.
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!