Pet care

Petcare: It's reigning cats and dogs

13 Feb 2017 | By Simon Banks

Customers want the very best when it comes to feeding and treating their pets, with premium food and treats commanding big sales.

Hot beverages

Hot beverages: Push the right buttons

13 Feb 2017

Customers today aren’t satisfied with traditional hot beverages – they want premium lines and coffee pods for that coffee shop experience

Household and paper products

Household and paper: When the gloves are off

01 Feb 2017 | By Simon Banks

With competition from the discounters growing, offering good-value household products in appropriate pack sizes is key for c-store retailers

sports nutrition

Muscle in on fitness foods

01 Feb 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

The nation is getting more active and shoppers want functional products that are fit for their healther lifestyles

bakery breakfast

Breakfast: Saving your bacon

16 Jan 2017

Breakfast can be a massive sales opportunity for c-store retailers,?especially as more shoppers are choosing to eat or drink on the go

Healthy and natural

The natural choice

11 Jan 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

The health trend isn’t only for January. Healthy, natural and Free from products are becoming increasingly popular throughout the year

Easter feature

Get cracking on Easter

05 Dec 2016 | By Sarah Britton

The Christmas decorations might still be out, but it’s time to start hatching your Easter plans.

Cheese on shelf

No more cheese bored: Grater expectations

02 Dec 2016 | By Simon Banks

The cheese category can still provide high margins

Christmas soft drinks

Christmas soft drinks: Celebration drinks for all

28 Nov 2016 | By Nikki Cutler

Shoppers are more than happy to pay extra when buying something special for their guests to share

Preschool kids and baby care

Pre-school kids and baby care: Healthy and happy

28 Nov 2016 | By Simon Banks

C-store retailers who can deliver for the under-threes could earn themselves customers for life. 

Thinkstock top up shopping

Top-up shop: Quick wins not to be missed

07 Nov 2016

Top-up shoppers may only be coming in for a couple of items, but ?these shoppers can be most generous given the right merchandising.

Christmas alcohol

Keep festive spirits flowing

03 Nov 2016

Christmas is the time for giving, and what better way to spread festive cheer than with a favourite tipple? 

News & magazines

Customer Missions_CTN

Customer Missions: Winning the everyday shopper

03 Dec 2014 Updated: 05 Dec 2014

Contary to popular belief, the CTN shopper is still a valuable customer for the convenience channel and one retailers need to keep.


Nine out of 10 retailers report a drop in magazine sales

21 May 2014 Updated: 23 May 2014 | By Aidan Fortune

Nearly nine in 10 retailers have seen a decline in magazine sales in their store, according to a C-Store poll.


Have you noticed a shift in spend towards emerging categories such as food to go?

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