C-Store Pizza Drives Traffic, Increases Sales

Core-Mark recommends retailers go with a turnkey pizza program By Core-Mark // August 20, 2019 Pizza is America’s go-to food. Whether enjoying a snack, serving a meal or hosting a casual get-together, Americans depend on pizza. Technomic, the food research organization, reports that 83% of consumers eat pizza at least once a month and 43% enjoy…

CBD and Cannabis News Update

This week’s CBD and cannabis updates from the U.S. and around the globe By NACS Online // August 19, 2019 Each week, NACS brings you a roundup of news and information on cannabis and CBD to help update you on the fast-moving products and their legality. Here are the topics in the news for the week…

Entering into Convenience

NACS Show education session gives attendees a sneak peek of how industry leaders got their start By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 Want to know how successful convenience store leaders got started in the industry? The answer lies in this year’s “Convenience Matters LIVE: The Real Rock Stars of Convenience” educational session during the…

Cashierless Checkout Still Making Inroads

Big chains explore AI following the initial success of Amazon Go By NACS Online // August 13, 2019 U.S. retailers large and small continue to test the use of artificial intelligence to track what products shoppers are buying and then automatically bill their accounts when they walk out the door, reports the Wall Street Journal. The concept…

Store Openings Outpace Closings

A new study found that for every store that shuts its doors, five more go into business By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 For every store that closes, five are opened, according to a new report from IHL Group, Chain Store Age reports. Last year, more than five retail chains opened stores for every location that…

Digital Coupons Experience More Growth

On the flip side, use of print coupons continues to decline By NACS Online // August 02, 2019 People still use coupons, but the preference for digital over print continues to climb, according to analysis by Kantar Consulting, the Grocery Dive reports. Manufacturers are providing more digital coupons in food categories, while personal care products and dry…

No Ease in Sight for U.S. Truck Driver Shortage

The American Trucking Associations estimates that the shortfall will double in 10 years By NACS Online // August 02, 2019 The U.S. truck driver shortfall is not slowing down. A recent study by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) shows that the driver shortage jumped more than 10,000 to hit 60,800 last year, Bloomberg reports. While the deficit…

C-Stores Expand Food Offerings

From meal kits to fresh-made menu items, retailers are turning their stores into food destination By NACS Online // July 19, 2019 CHICAGO—More and more people are stopping by their local convenience store to pick up dinner, SmartBrief reports. In fact, according to Datassential’s Creative Concepts, modern C-Stores report that 39% of consumers want c-stores to offer…