trends

Foodservice

How Convenience Stores Are Revolutionizing Food Offerings

Convenience stores are evolving from quick stops for snacks and drinks to destinations for quality food and beverages. A recent IFMA webinar revealed that 96% of c-store operators view foodservice as critical to their long-term success, with consumer spending on pre-prepared food and beverages expected to reach $43.8MM in 2024.

Technology/Services

Global Market Expansion Raises Risk for Convenience Stores

C-store executives, industry insiders discuss heightened risks and responsibilities of global sourcing at Risk Management and Captive Insurance Forum

Expert at CSP forum also addresses how cleanliness and a friendly staff are crucial

53% consider cleanliness a ‘crucial factor’ when choosing where to shop, Intouch Insight says

This trend, up 11 percentage points in last 2 years, ‘is driven by improved food quality and variety,’ Intouch Insight says

Freeze drying candy gains in popularity thanks to social media platform TikTok

Leverage snacking to fuel growth among younger generations and meet the cravings that pick up in the afternoon and late evening. Learn how consumers prefer all-day menus, and why bakery goods at breakfast and handhelds at lunchtime are winning choices.

Sales, employment, store count all drop in rural communities at a much higher rate than in urban counterparts

C-stores now ‘transforming into some of the most exciting dining and tourist destinations in the country,’ Placer.ai says

Mix in breakfast sandwiches and bakery items, offer merchandise and mug refills, says consultant Frank White at CSP’s Dispensed Beverages Forum

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