Ally Azzarelli

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According to the 2018 Pizza Power Report, Americans spend nearly $45 billion on pizza a year. With 43 percent of consumers ordering pizza weekly, c-store retailers like Casey’s, CEFCO, Circle K, Kum & Go and Yesway—just to name a few—are catering to their customers’ pizza cravings. Check out five ways to push your convenience store […]

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Cannabidiol (CBD), currently a $1 to $2 billion-opportunity, is expected to skyrocket to $20 billion by 2024. Described by Web MD as the non-intoxicating marijuana extract that doesn’t produce the high caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is touted for helping with everything from epileptic seizures and inflammation to anxiety and insomnia. Consumers 21 […]

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The NRF (National Retail Federation) has been surveying American families back-to-school and back-to-college spending since 2003. This year’s survey1, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, predicts back-to-school consumer spending to reach $80.7 billion.    “Consumers are in a strong position given the nation’s growing economy, and we see this reflected in what they say they […]

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July 17 is National Hot Dog Day and convenience stores such as Circle K Stores, Pilot Flying J, 7-Eleven, and more are celebrating with freebies and hot dog offers. National Hot Dog Day is a big deal on social media. According to social-media software firm, Sprout Social, #NationalHotDogDay was trending on Twitter with 40,599 mentions […]

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Fourth of July Retail Spending

From grilling to traveling, NRF’s Independence Day 2019 survey says 86 percent of Americans plan on celebrating Independence Day. Read on for interesting Fourth of July consumer facts and spending stats. Customers Fuel up and Hit the Road According to AAA, overall Independence Day travel is expected to rise 4.1 percent over last year. An […]

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National Donut Day, or National “Doughnut” Day, was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor those who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June, the sweet treat holiday allows convenience stores and doughnut shops such as Circle K, Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme, and more to […]

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Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of the summer vacation season in the U.S. as well as one of the biggest retail shopping weekends. Are you ready? Here are a few retail facts, stats and tips. Memorial Day Weekend and Convenience Stores Summer tourism kicks off this Memorial Day weekend and despite a […]

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As consumers demand more low-carb and keto-friendly options, manufacturers continue to deliver. With new keto products recently increasing by 76 percent and this Technavio study predicting the keto global market to register a CAGR of nearly 5% by 2023, the keto crazy doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. C-store retailers can easily drive […]

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Every second Sunday in May, consumers celebrate their moms with cards, flowers and gifts on Mother’s Day. Not only do these shoppers buy for Mom, they purchase items for sisters, sisters-in-law, friends, aunts and cousins, resulting in an estimated $25 billion dollars in revenue. Check out these NRF Mother’s Day spending insights. This year, 84 […]

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