Convenience Store News

NOV 2016

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WWW.CSNEWS.COM | Guide to Foodservice 25 Percent of Shoppers Who Ranked as Important in Influencing Purchase Made from vegetables/fruits High in protein High in fiber Portion control Whole grain 62% 61% 57% 57% 57% Simply put: The fresh conve- nience store shopper is valuable. There are distribution chal- lenges, however, when it comes to offering fresh products in the current convenience store environ- ment. Of the 154,000 c-stores in the United States, 63 percent are single-store operations. Yet, fresh delivery is all about economies of "In the past, the grocery chan- nel was the place to shop for food," Campuzano said. Today, the "fresh perimeter" of the grocery store is growing, as disruptions are changing the way people buy food. "Those products that are winning are those that can adapt and grow." In convenience, 19 percent of dollar growth in the channel is from fresh, which represents 11 percent of dollar sales currently. The fastest-growing fresh products in U.S. c-stores include breakfast sausage biscuits, pre-sliced veg- etables, and chicken salad, while the highest absolute dollar growth in fresh products at c-stores is com- ing from refrigerated sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, snack cakes, and fresh pastries. Source: Nielsen

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