Abbie Westra

Abbie Westra
Deputy Group Editor, CSP
Winsight LLC
(630) 528-9230

Consumer sentiment reflected in Super Bowl ads—or at least what marketers think consumers want to feel—and RadioShack offers lesson for c-stores.

As the 2014 Convenience Retailing University (CRU) wraps up today, Convenience Store Products takes a look at the items that were on display in the C-Store Product Gallery.

Convenience Store Products shares its trends forecast for 2014. All of them should provide fodder for new ideas for your business. Happy 2014!

Convenience Store Products explores food-trend forecasts from industry experts and translates them to the c-store retailer.

Convenience Store Products compiles top trends for 2014 from foodservice and CPG experts and translates them for the c-store industry.

Convenience Store Products takes a look at a trends revealed among the new products launched at the NACS Show including big flavors, CPG ‘drafting,’ packaging power and eight more trends.

Every moment a customer is in your store counts toward how much sales they will generate. “We have to think of ourselves as a consignment shop,” and products need to be generating money or get out of the way.

Convenience Store Products has been tracking the launches already announced, finding female shoppers and bold flavors among the first items trending at this year’s show.


A C-Store Education: Ten Convenience-Retail Ideas from the 2013 NACUFS Conference

General Mills this week revealed a portfolio of new products 200 strong, unveiling items such as Nature Valley Greek Yogurt Protein bars, a shelf-stable breakfast shake and Betty Crocker Caramel Brownies.

The sixth annual Foodservice at Retail Exchange saw operators come together to share ideas on how to capture the on-the-go foodservice consumer.

Companies are focusing releases on summertime flavors, packaging innovations and new opportunities in developing subcategories. Here's a roundup of the latest launches.