Convenience Store Products | July/August 2015

Convenience Store Products July August 2015

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August 2015
2015 Retailer Survey

Inaugural retailer survey reveals product trends and category strategies across the c-store landscape

A salty-snack forecast! What's raising pizza's dough potential? Three old beverages that are making a comeback. The tobacco innovation engine. Sweets & Snacks trends, mobile ordering, powdered alcohol, legal marijuana an much more!



Bakery revitalizes packaging to make its pastries pop on store shelves

Sugar. It has become quite the buzzword, especially since leading health officials have recommended limiting sugar intake—even proposing the labeling of “added sugars."

A Waze community-based traffic and navigation app on your smartphone vibrates to let you know that you’re close to a store with a food or beverage special.

Want to sell powdered alcohol? Chances are you won’t be able to. Powdered alcohol, also known as Palcohol, has been banned in more than 20 states.

With the bar raised higher, it’s safe to assume that there will be much more innovation throughout the remainder of 2015 and into next year.

Beverage brands come and go from c-store cold vaults, and yet three favorite beverages of yore are reemerging in the marketplace, driven back into the limelight by avid fans, social media and the ebb and flow of beverage trends.

Limited-time pizza offerings across various channels, including c-stores, are whetting the appetites of consumers whose palates are yearning for the fun and exotic.

Millennials are more likely to buy salty snacks this year than they were in 2014

Cover story

Convenience Store Products’ inaugural retailer survey reveals product trends and category strategies across the c-store landscape.

Editor's note

In the six years that have passed since I started in this industry, our pulse has slowed, jumped and began its normal rhythm again. In light of what we’ve been through, we thought it would be a good time to check the industry’s pulse.