Steve Dwyer

CSP Reporter

The latest generation of snack bars reaches an even higher health plane with functional ingredient formulations

Yogurt is portable, impulse-driven and compatible with other items

nutriblade shot

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

Natural American Spirits cigarettes

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


New regulations affect product mix at Fabulous Freddy’s

Bricks and clicks can coexist, so how can c-stores play both sides?


What do consumers want today? Healthy, portion-controlled and loaded with protein and premium ingredients

Amazon Dash Red Bull button

The latest e-commerce disruptor is attracting popular c-store brands. Should you care?

snacking data

Value, convenience and ‘permissible indulgence’ are keeping snack sales strong

bowl of Dippin Dots

Retailer’s newest venture mirrors his own chain’s credo

fresh vegetables

Distributors are taking the lead on building a fresh-produce supply chain for c-stores

beer growler

Growlers and crowlers help create neighborhood hot spots