Food for Thought

Francella, Barbara Grondin
July 2004
Convenience Store News;7/12/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p29
Trade Publication
Last year, the convenience store industry's food service and dispensed beverage sales brought in nearly $12.7 billion. Though food and drinks accounted for nearly 11 percent of the convenience store industry's total inside sales, retailers are feeling increased pressure from other food-to-go purveyors. With a surge in branded fast-food initiatives, quick-casual restaurants capturing dollars, obesity crisis and changing consumer tastes, the convenience store industry is reeling from the changes. With the average number of convenience store shops diminishing, operators are losing customers, some to other retailers selling fast food.


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