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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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It’s no secret that corporate responsibility and sustainability drives customer loyalty, increases sales and is especially important to millennial shoppers. Here’s a look at what these popular retailers are doing to show shoppers they’re serious about sustainability.  H&M The H&M group is comprised of nine brands – H&M, COS, Monki, Weekday, & Other Stories, Cheap […]

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With stores like Gymboree, Payless and Victoria’s Secret making headlines for closing, it’s refreshing to learn other retail chains are growing and/or remodeling. From convenience to clothing, these stores are alive and well and expanding across the U.S. Aldi With plans of opening more than 2,500 stores by 2022, Aldi is set on becoming the […]

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With more than 153K convenience store operating in the U.S., it’s nice to know that your local c-store is doing more for your community than simply serving up coffee and snacks. From scholarships to feeding the hungry – here’s a look at what some of today’s leading retailers such as Circle K, Pilot Flying J […]

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Convenience stores are responsible for an estimated 80 percent of all fuel purchased in the U.S., and with fuel accounting for 38 percent of c-stores profits, store owners are always on the lookout for ways to convert these fuel-only purchases into food and beverage purchases. Read on for tips and tricks on how to increase […]

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