Packaged Bevs., OTP Drove 1st Half C-store Sales

October 2006
Convenience Store News;10/8/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 12, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the results of a survey, which studied the sales of convenience stores in the U.S. The in-store product categories scored over the others in sales during the first half of 2006, despite the rising gas prices. The products that sold well were, packaged beverages, other tobacco products and alternative snacks. Sales of packaged beverages grew by 12%, energy drinks by 70%, and sports drinks by 18%. Sales of cigars went up by 14% and chewing tobacco by 9%.


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