Abbey Lewis

Abbey Lewis
Editor in Chief, Convenience Store Products
Winsight LLC
(630) 528-9226

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Learn the steps involved in tracking a trend and determining if it's right for your convenience store business, as well as how to navigate a trade show filled with people promising lightning in a bottle.

It takes more than luck; there’s strategy behind new-product success. Here are some tactics for bringing new products into the fold.

According to a new Nielsen report called “The Rise of the Modern Convenience Store in Europe,” European consumers are scarred by the past five years of economic uncertainty.

Coors Light MillerCoors evokes a citrusy, summertime feel with Coors Light Summer Brew packaging.

Beverage packaging innovation improves product visibility and cachet in c-store cold vaults.

What’s the mother of invention that underpins new-product innovation these days? IRI's top 20 new products of 2013 in convenience stores point to healthy, indulgent and fun.

The cider category continues to add to gains it has made in recent years, hitting more than $44 million in c-store sales last year and jumping nearly 203% in growth over 2012. See what's new in the subcategory.

The abundance of options, our increasingly busy lifestyles and our culture of customization have irrevocably changed the way we eat. Products brings you first-person stories from the front lines of the new meal occasion.

A panel of judges have completed the second round of judging of the Specialty Food Association’s sofi Awards competition.

Despite consumers’ desire to eat more protein for dietary needs or simply healthier eating, The NPD Group finds those same consumers don’t fully understand how much they actually need.

IRI’s MarketPulse survey finds that shoppers in general will be more conservative throughout 2014, with 39% feeling like their personal financial situation is worse today than a year ago.

Trends from the Cool New Products room at The NACS Show and the importance of packaging innovation in new-product rollouts.