Foodservice category news for the convenience-store retail industry

Forecasting the Foodservice Industry After COVID-19

Exploring the trends that will affect c-stores and other establishments for the next several years


NATSO, IFA Offer Truckstop Food Updates

Although restaurants have halted dine-in services, many chains at travel centers are still offering meals

It’s no surprise that when asked what food they want from restaurants during the coronavirus crisis, 63% of consumers chose pizza.

Plant-based items captivated the attention of consumers in 2019, whether seen in vegan energy bars, almond milks or veggie-based snacks.

While consumers want c-stores to offer more healthy foods, indulgent foods still have appeal

Convenience retailers who want to attract more consumers under the age of 35 should pay extra attention to three key factors in their foodservice offerings.

Consumer demands for flavor innovation have resulted in a variety of international dishes emerging on c-store menus

Plant-based/vegan foods, global flavor, breakfast innovation and indulgence are absorbing the attention of today’s consumers

Retailers are increasingly implementing all-day breakfast and adding new healthy and indulgent products to their menus to boost the morning daypart

Retailers are required to halt self-serve foodservice programs, suspend free samples and more

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