Editor's Letter: Convenience on Steroids

I always thought I’d work in newspapers.

I got the degree in journalism. I had a bright-lights-big-city mentality. I was ready to take on the world.

So I moved to Chicago. Some of the media trade’s biggest and most important names came from this town. Mike Royko. Roger Ebert. Even Langston Hughes wrote a weekly column for the Chicago Defender for a period of years. The city has pedigree.

Life Line Potential

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CHICAGO – It can seem like a no-brainer. They have built-in consumer loyalty right off the shelf. But convenience-store retailers are finding that line extensions are not always the hole-in-one they should be.



Great ways to differentiate the c-store menu

healthy candy

Brands such as Mars, Nestle and Lindt commit to lower-calorie options

Help make foodservice a hub of activity with these new products

March-April 2017 Convenience Store Products

Check your sets: Are you carrying the top 30 natural brands?