Embrey, Alison
November 2004
Convenience Store News;11/22/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 14, p51
Trade Publication
This article presents information related to C-store operators. Convenience stores have developed a reputation for serving up fatty, sugary, calorie-laden snack products to satisfy the immediate consumption needs of consumers on the go. The infamous low-carb diet, spearheaded by the Atkins and South Beach diets, has been the front runner of health crazes of late, although there are signs indicating the diet may have already passed its prime. In the first three months of 2004 alone, more than 600 new low-carb food and beverage products hit the market, up from 289 low-carb introductions in all of 2003, according to Mintel International's Global New Products Database. INSET: Who Needs Carbs and Sugar?.


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