Clearly, c-stores have room for improvement. Some of this is simply a matter of more consistently executing on the basics and opportunities already discussed. But some of it shows a large gulf between consumer expectations and business realities.
E-cigarettes and vaping are growing, but CSP- Technomic study shows cigarettes remain the stealthy bull of broader tobacco category in c-stores, with 90% of tobacco consumers purchasing them at least occasionally.
Customers, particularly those 49 and younger, are prepared to purchase their next sub and soft drink from you instead of the QSR down the street. Incredible foodservice opportunities are ripe for the picking.