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2019 Industry Outlook

2019 Retailer Outlook Survey

Nearly 80% of retailers describe current business conditions as “good” or “excellent.” And about half of operators expect even greater improvement in 2020. There’s a lot to cheer about. But as economic worries rise and a presidential election looms, convenience-store retailers seek certainty.

Bringing Protein to Snack Time

Bringing Protein to Snack Time

Busy people sometimes have trouble fitting in three healthy meals each day.

In todays need-it-now world, much of the same quickly leads to irrelevance. Home delivery, curbside pickup and Amazon Go have reordered consumers' expectations.

Most consumers choose to eat at a convenience store for the same reason: because they’re craving a specific item from that chain. Thirty percent of consumers said their need to satisfy a craving was t...

How c-store retailers can grab consumers’ attention—and foodservice beverage business

Mike Lawshe hates it when a c-store client says it’s “just” a convenience store. Lawshe, president and CEO of Paragon Solutions, a retail design firm based in Fort Worth, Texas, sees merit in look...

Thirsting for Innovation: Consumer Perspectives on C-Store Prepared Beverage report page

It’s not easy being the small guy. There’s the squeeze of regulations, escalating demands of customers and crush of competition from larger chains with more capital and resources. The challenges ar...

CSP’s Top 202 details the largest chains in the convenience-store industry and the biggest M&A stories of the past year based on Technomic data. Welcome to a deep dive into the c-store landscape.

Operators in the retail, noncommercial and restaurant segments are feeling pretty good about the state of their industries.

Here, CSP distills the data, the trends and the technologies that are reconfiguring the c-store industry’s place in retailing.

From new flavors and combinations to put between two pieces of bread—or not bread at all—here’s a look at 30 sandwiches that sound good to us.

Check out the consumer data that will help retailers supercharge the category.

CSP gathered customer ratings of c-store coffee brands using Technomic Ignite consumer data.

CSP outlines the opportunity in CBD products and how they vary from their cannabis cousin.

For the second annual Power 20, CSP features retailers who understand the shifting needs of the consumer and are thoughtfully working to meet it with the help of tech and vision.

Convenience-store retailers are immersed in a time of short-term plenty that may at any time give way to new rules of retail success.

In a retail age in which disruptors are diluting the convenience shopping occasion with one-click ordering and home delivery, traditional retailers are pausing to ask: Who are we? Who do we need to become? When it comes to convenience today and in the future, can we deliver?

By Alaina Lancaster As c-store foodservice programs grow up and more directly compete with fast-food joints, keeping up with the constant stream of limited-time offerings can feel like a full-time ...

Like a noncommittal relationship status, the exact definition of healthy is complicated and somewhat elusive. In fact, 51% of 18- to 34-year-olds say their idea of healthy food items has changed over ...

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