Samantha Strong Murphey

Freelance writer
Blue Apron

Is there an opportunity for c-stores with ready-made meal kits?

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As grocery sales move online and technology and related services innovate, convenience stores may find themselves with distinct advantages. Here’s how.

greek yogurt

Consumer interest in yogurt spiked when Greek yogurt hit the scene. But some questioned whether or not the product’s solid growth could be sustained.

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.

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

During a recent webinar hosted by the National Coffee Association, Nahmias, principal and COO of StudyLogic, Cedarhurst, N.Y., advised the convenience-store channel to pay close attention to made-to-order (MTO) coffee beverages moving forward.

Study finds younger adult consumers regularly shop for groceries at fewer stores. This consumer is also noticeably more loyal and, arguably, more convenience-driven.

As breakfast becomes a meal on the go, nutritional bars are becoming a daily staple.

As more customers recognize recent improvements in quality, variety and innovation in store-brand food products, more people buy them.

Historically, convenience has been a man’s world. But that world is changing. Targeting female shoppers has been the c-store industry buzz as of late, and according to a Hartman Group study called “Food Shopping in America 2014,” how retailers attract men should change as well.

As foodservice coffee sales continue to climb upward, one big trend stands out to Samuel Nahmias: made to order.

What Yelp knows about C-store shoppers

Retail design firm King Retail Solutions spent the beginning of 2015 gleaning useful insights out of online convenience-store customer reviews.