Industry Insights

Urban, Independent C-Stores Out-Perform Total Retail in November Over Prior Year

December 17, 2020

Retail sales have declined 1.1% in November 2020 vs. October 2020, per CNN, while continuing to be up over year ago (YAGO) by 4.1%. These declines, explained by the soft economy, high unemployment rates, and absence of a government stimulus, reflecte

Did independent convenience stores and small grocers do better during the pandemic than traditional wine retailers?

March 25, 2021

One study suggests that the independents and neighborhood retailers saw wine sales grow more than 40 percent…

Wine sales spike at convenience stores

February 09, 2021

You might not think of independent convenience stores as a hot wine market, but in fact these stores — most of them in urban areas — were one of the hottest spots in the country for wine in 2020, according to National Retail Solutions. NR

URBAN STORES ARE MEETING THE DEMAND FOR CONVENIENCE AND ESSENTIAL ITEMS AS COVID DISRUPTS CONSUMER BEHAVIORS

APRIL 13, 2020

The large, densely populated inner-cities are among those areas to be hit the hardest by COVID-19. The consequences have already impacted, and in some cases redefined, every single sector of the community, according to exclusive research from Nationa

How Stay-In-Place Orders this Memorial Day Translated into Increased Beer Sales for the Inner-City Merchants

JUNE 4, 2020

Adults found opportunities to enjoy a cold one (or two) over the three-day weekend. And for those living in urban and inner-city neighborhoods, where the COVID-19 pandemic has limited shopping options, a bevy of corner stores, convenience stores and

TODAY’S CULINARY LANDSCAPE IS EVOLVING, DRIVEN BY DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES AND MILLENNIAL AND GEN Z INFLUENCES. SAVVY C-STORE MARKETERS AND RETAILERS ARE USING DATA TO UNDERSTAND THESE OPPORTUNITIES.

FEBRUARY 5, 2020

The 2020 Foodservice Report As technology continues to evolve, c-stores look to plant-based and international flavors to meet the surging de…

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