Foodservice may be a ripe opportunity for c-stores, but competition from traditional restaurants and supermarkets remains intense. Fast-casual and supermarket segments are bringing in the big gains, while c-store foodservice looks more like the mature quick-service market dominated by McDonald’s and other legacy names.
Foodservice Growth Forecast
|Segment||2016 retail sales equivalent||2017 nominal change||2017 real change*|
|Supermarket foodservice||$30.8 billion||8.9%||6.0%|
|Convenience stores||$20.4 billion||4.0%||1.3%|
Source: Technomic Foodservice Industry Forecast, 2016/2017; *Adjusted for inflation
C-Store Foodservice Revenue by Tier
|Segment||Retail sales $||Retail sales %||Share of sales of prepared food||Share of sales of beverages|
Source: Technomic 2015 C-Store Foodservice Multi-Client Study
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