Aggressive price positions on mainstream teas, juices, energy drinks and flavored waters have often been de rigueur. But as competition percolates across single-serve subcategories, it’s not uncommon to see aggressive pricing for premium and superpremium brands, too. This troubles some retailers.
07-14-2014 Category News Published in Convenience Store Products
A growing number of convenience-store shoppers are seeking foods with a vast array of flavors. Baby boomers, for instance, increasingly look for bold flavors due to the dulling of their taste buds. Millennials look for a spectrum of exotic ingredients triggered by a desire for adventure and newness.
There’s a chance that steak tartare and fi let mignon aren’t considered snacks—but don’t bet the house on it. Snacking habits have opened the net so far and wide to include once-unlikely options that snacking has become the new wild West.
The continuing decrease in the sales of diet carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) has been tied to concern about the safety of aspartame. How are beverage makers turning to new sweeteners to drive news sales.
In-store sampling formats have proven track records, and they can be eyeopeners to consumers, suppliers and retailers alike. They also seem to fit naturally within the confines of the convenience retail locations. The latest sampling success: little cigars.
The abundance of options, our increasingly busy lifestyles and our culture of customization have irrevocably changed the way we eat. Products brings you first-person stories from the front lines of the new meal occasion.