One thing's for sure. Now more than ever before, c-store trends are driven by one factor more than all the others. We like to say the customer is always right, but when it comes to convenience stores, it is.
In recent years, convenience stores have become a foodservice destination. The convenience store, once serving as a quick stop to grab a candy bar or a soft drink, has transformed into an amalgam of coffee shops, quick-service, and fast casual restaurants. Busy consumers are looking for convenience and quality when it comes to foodservice, and c-stores are more equipped than ever to provide just that.