Convenience Store Products | July/August 2014
In This Issue
The 20 new best sellers of 2013 reflect the trifecta of new-product trial.
The protein mystery behind new snacks. The competition crunch in tobacco. Beverage packaging, craft beer, foodservice insights and more!
About six in 10 fuel customers pay for their purchase at the pump, according to research by VideoMining Corp. And of all fuel customers, only four in 10 make a purchase from the convenience store.
As consumers become more astute with their smartphones, buying, sending and even redeeming gift cards may become the way they eventually handle all transactions, what’s a retailer to do?
In early May, Kwik Trip rolled out a fresh meat program under its Kitchen Cravings brand. Designed to provide the main ingredient—beef, pork or chicken—for summer grilling, the line debuted in 414 Kwik Trip c-stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and Kwik Star-branded stores in Iowa.
The footprint of high-end, craft and natural confection at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo (held May 20-22 at Chicago’s McCormick Place) continues to grow, reflecting the ongoing consumer desire for affordable luxuries.
Convenience stores are the leader in beer sales, responsible for 40% of off-premise case volume. But the revenue generated from c-store cases sold can still improve, and the craft segment is a large c-store opportunity.