A watershed period for snack bars likely commenced about 18 months ago, perhaps coinciding with more consumers opting for mini-meal consumption throughout the day, coupled with increasingly busy lifestyles. From there, new innovation started to flow.
There’s a common trajectory for c-store retailers entering the foodservice fray: Coffee sales beget breakfast sales, breakfast begets lunch, and lunch begets dinner. But some convenience retailers have cracked the code, and the solution involves chicken. And darn good biscuits.
Learn the steps involved in tracking a trend and determining if it's right for your convenience store business, as well as how to navigate a trade show filled with people promising lightning in a bottle.
10-01-2014 Category News Published in Convenience Store Products
While working on its recently released global-snacking study, “Snack Attack: What Consumers are Reaching for Around the World,” research firm Nielsen was also at work on a report that reveals the snacking tendencies—and differences—of male and female snackers stateside.
08-25-2014 Category News Published in Convenience Store Products
FoodBytes, Datassential's monthly e-report, has an inside track on beverage goings-on, and it detailed several latent trends to monitor, including those of major players such as PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Co., Nestle and Keurig.
In early May, Kwik Trip rolled out a fresh meat program under its Kitchen Cravings brand. Designed to provide the main ingredient—beef, pork or chicken—for summer grilling, the line debuted in 414 Kwik Trip c-stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and Kwik Star-branded stores in Iowa.