Articles/Briefs

Automotive

Going with the Flow

CBD

CBD Products See Significant Growth in Convenience

Cigarettes/OTP

Newly Introduced Modern Oral Nicotine Pouches See Major Volume Increase
Strong Growth Seen Despite Availability Challenges
The Current State of Cigarettes/OTP
FDA Restrictions Could Change Cigarettes/OTP in 2020

Confection

The State of Candy
Confection Trends 2021
Gum and Mints Growth Expected to Return
Plan to Place Your Seasonal Confection Orders Through VTS
WHATCHAMACALLIT Brand Releases New WHOZEEWHATZIT Bar
CCI Center Store Trends/Shifts in Candy
Gum Survives the Bubble–Look to New Pack Sizes

Deli/Dairy/Frozen

Pre-Packaged Snacking has Become a Practical Nutrition Option
Manufacturers are Creating Products for the Health of It

Foodservice

Inflation Pressures Continue
Breakfast Is Making a Comeback
How Can C-stores Capitalize on Current Business Models?
Tired of Seeing Shrink in Your Produce Reports?
Foodservice Sales to Robustly Rebound in Late 2021
C-Store Breakfast Comeback
Adapt and Overcome
CDL Meals…Different from Other Frozen/Refrigerated Meals
Do You Need Fried Chicken?
2021–Much Better Year Ahead for Owners and Operators
Quality in the Cup Will Draw in More Customers
C-Stores Must Remain Flexible During COVID
COVID Causes Revamp in Foodservice
The Race for Fast Food
Made-to-Order Makes Money
Loyal Customers Mean More Sales
Clean Stores Sell More Food
Don’t Let a Dirty Store Hijack your Foodservice Program

General Merchandise

MLB Shipper Opportunity

Grocery: Edible

The State of Grocery
Remain Diverse to Meet Consumer Needs

Grocery: Non-Edible

Pantry Fill-Ins Can Increase Purchases

Health, Beauty & Wellness

The State of Health & Beauty Care
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)–Emerging from the Pandemic
Energy Drinks & Shots Decline–Bounce Back with 5-hour ENERGY®
PPE: Meeting Consumer Needs for COVID-19
Retailers Adapt in Health, Beauty & Wellness

Packaged Beverage

What’s on Trend for Beverages in 2022
Habits Developed During COVID Will be Sustaining
Look to Options in 2021 that Promote Health and Wellness
Packaged Beverage Bounces Back

Private Label

Private Label-Growing Much Faster than National Brands

Snacks: Cookie/Cracker/Alternative

Cookies—A Sweet Way to Drive Sales
It’s a Balancing Act

Snacks: Meat

Meat Snack Growth is “En Fuego”
Meat Snacks “Meating” Customer Expectations

Snacks: Nutritional

Not All Bars are Created Equal
C-Stores Account for $1 of Every $5 Spent in the Nutritional Category

Snacks: Packaged Bakery

Americans Still Crave Treats

Snacks: Salty

The State of Salty Snacks
Snack-Trend Predictions for 2022
Salty Snacks – A Year in Review
2020 Snacking Trends
Salty is on Trend

Supplies

Assessing Glove Limitations During COVID