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Podcast: Advantage Solutions Dives Into C-Store Consumer Trends

Patricia Coe, Doug Middlebrooks share how customers make decisions, why foodservice is key

In this episode of “At Your Convenience,”CSP Senior Editor Hannah Hammond talks to Patricia Coe, senior director of client leadership, for Advantage Solutions Convenience Division, and Doug Middlebrooks, senior vice president of channel sales, for Advantage Solutions.

The three talked about how convenience-store sales reached a new high in 2023, the time it takes for c-store customers to decide what to buy, how quickly food is consumed after it’s purchased and more.

Advantage Solutions, Clayton, Missouri, helps build brand value for manufacturers and retailers through insight-based sales, marketing and technology solutions.

“At Your Convenience” brings industry experts and analysts together with CSP editors to discuss the latest in c-store news and trends. From mergers and acquisitions to foodservice and technology, the podcast delivers the story straight to listeners in short-format episodes, perfect for the morning commute or a quick break at the office.


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