SOI 2019: Foodservice Dominates

Prepared foods see greatest disparities
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CHICAGO — The top quartile simply dominated in foodservice. In all subsets—commissary and packaged sandwiches, frozen dispensed beverages, cold dispensed beverages, hot dispensed beverages and prepared foods—these companies outpaced the overall averages for all c-stores in 2018.

Prepared foods saw the greatest disparities. In 2018, top-quartile companies recorded $58,003 in per store, per month sales, almost double that of the average c-store. Gross-profit dollars from prepared foods were also about double, with top-quartile companies at $32,733 per store per month, according to CSX.

Foodservice Sales by Category

In 2018, c-store sales of hot dispensed beverages declined 4.5%, according to CSX.

Source: NACS preliminary data. Final data to appear in the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2018 Data.

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