2021 Beverage Report: Off-Premise Promise
Beverage sales grew in convenience stores in 2020—particularly driven by alcohol—but the channel lost a share of the market. In 2019, 32% of nonalcohol beverage sales went through c-stores, says Larry Levin of IRI, but in 2020 that number dropped to just over 29%. Here’s what industry experts, reports and c-store retailers thought about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the category overall and a breakdown of how major subcategories performed.
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