Convenience Store Products | May/June 2015

May/June 2015 issue of Convenience Store Products magazine

In This Issue

June 2015
The Top 20 New Bestsellers

The most successful new c-store products are portable, progressive and poppable.

Growing sales through combo meals! Translating foodservice trends! Why we're bullish on snacks! Plus, gum's resurgence; bottled-water packaging advancements; drinks by generations; general merchandise; lottery's next frontier and more!



Graphic Design USA selects blu eCigs as a recipient of a 2015 American Package Design Award.

Millennials and Gen X helping to reshape alcohol market

Retailers can jazz up general-merchandise departments with this hot mover and shaker.

The bottled-water industry is maturing beyond the bottle. As industry growth slows, some manufacturers are innovating their packaging with alternative options popping up.

Gum sales rebounded in 2014 as marketers placed more emphasis on development of core flavors—such as mint—plus new packaging and a tighter category focus.

Sally Lyons Wyatt, client services director for Chicago-based IRI, outlined seven trends that are driving consumers' snacking behavior.

An ergonomic mixer, intuitive oven and modular shelving are among this year’s Kitchen Innovations winners.

McDonald’s is suffering, millennials are cutting restaurant spending, operational costs are stinging, and yet the foodservice world keeps on spinning.

Unlike QSRs and casual restaurants, too many convenience operators either don’t recognize the benefits of bundling or they poorly execute package deals. Others fear that without a substantial foodservice program, bundles are irrelevant.

The c-store industry is committing to offering more nutritious and affordable foods. And marijuana is slowly becoming normalized across the country.

Cover story

The most successful new c-store products are portable, progressive, peppy and poppable,

Editor's note

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