Convenience Store Products | March/April 2017

March-April 2017 Convenience Store Products

In This Issue

April 2017
Special Natural Products Issue

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

Your No. 1 foodservice customer. Nicotine solutions. Embracing veggie snacks. Candy's organic growth. General merchandise, alcohol beverages and more ...


By the Numbers

Black Forest Organic Gummy Worms

The top-selling natural products for Q1


nutriblade shot

Makers of natural, organic shots want to set the record straight: Their products do more than provide instant energy


Better-for-you attributes help drive global confectionery market's value


How Alon Brands’ Chris Kaden handles new-product overflow and what trend he says will die down

potato chips

Salty-snack sales grow with innovation that includes healthier, alternative ingredients

Natural American Spirits cigarettes

Retailers scout for differentiation with premium and natural, even as the latter faces regulatory challenges

Operators are on the hunt for tools that save energy and provide a competitive edge

gluten free

Four new products from consumers sensitive to gluten

Three ways to get to know your No. 1 foodservice customer

Loop neighborhood convenience store

Here are five areas of the store that help make product selection stand out at Loop Neighborhood convenience stores.

Editor's note

Sometimes you just need to start a fire

Cover story

Fuel for Fire

These 14 brands represent growing consumer interest


These 13 brands represent growing consumer interest

Endangered animal chocolate

Check out this list of the top 30 natural brands


The top 10 natural confection brands can help retailers capture new snacking customers


Sales of natural products have grown by $63 billion in the past 10 years. Those numbers don't just belong to health-food stores. They belong to the c-store. Today we unveil the top 10 best-selling natural snacks products.

Naked Cold Pressed Juice

Sales of natural products have grown by $63 billion in the past 10 years. Here are the top-selling natural packaged-beverage products from last year.