Ally Azzarelli

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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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Unexpected C-Store Deliciousness

To most, convenience store fare is known as quick, easy and simple. However, according to various publications and awards, this c-store grub is borderline gourmet. Buc-ee’s Brisket Becomes a Barbeque Fan Favorite Founded in 1982, this Texas-based convenience store chain may only have 35+ locations throughout Texas and Alabama, but it sure has a diehard […]

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When it comes to connecting with customers on social media, creating the perfect personality is key. Sure, consumers appreciate an honest and friendly voice, however 72 percent are seeking humor on social. Creating cute and clever tweets without sounding overly snarky is an art these six convenience stores have mastered. Kwik Trip @KwikTrip | 35.7K […]

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According to the NRF, 80 percent of Americans celebrate Easter and spend an average of $21 per person on sweets such as chocolate, jelly beans and more. Read on to discover some surprising Easter candy facts and retail stats. Easter Spending Once Surpassed Halloween. In years past, Easter has beat out Halloween candy sales, however […]

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