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Analgesics, Cough/Cold Remedy Shipments to C-Stores on the Rise
Distributor Data: OTC Shipments
Calendar year 2013
Shipments in 2013 of OTC items from McLane rose in some segments—analgesics, cold/cough/allergy and baby food—but fell for stomach remedies, vitamin and energy supplements and shooters.
|Segment||Avg. shipments per store per week (in dollars)||Avg. shipments per store per week (dollar growth)||PCYA|
|Stomach remedies-singles/multi dose||$2.79||$0.28||11.1%|
|Total stomach remedies||$10.94||-$0.36%||-3.2%|
Source: McLane Co.
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A look at highlights from our latest print issue (infographic)
The image of the convenience-store industry continues to change and more readily address the changing market. Market leaders are building bigger and brighter stores and offering higher-quality food products. These competitive forces elevate the entire industry.
Many gas stations have evolved to sell packaged foods and ultimately became c-stores that sell gas. Many of those will become a food retailer first that also sells gas. But if you’re among the readers who cringe at the idea of retailing anything with a shelf life shorter than a candy bar, there’s another direction: becoming a professional car wash first that also sells gas.
When Stan Alvey started Stan’s Shake Shak in 1984, it was a literal shack of milkshakes. Today it’s a destination restaurant and expansive c-store on a highway packed with summer traffic.
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