We hope your 2016 is off to a great start! Now that we’re all back to the daily hustle, we thought that we would save you some time with highlights of the latest trends in the industry.
- Tobacco. Lower gas prices have left more money in everyone’s pocket, and they’re opting for more premium tobacco brands, according to Convenience Store Decisions. Make sure you are prepared for strong tobacco sales in 2016.
- Coffee. Convenience Store News provides tips on increasing coffee sales by changing up the menu with seasonal flavor offerings, cross-pollinating, and offering local blends.
- Snacks. Bob Ramsey at Tyson Convenience reported to Convenience Store News that habit and indulgence are two motivating impulses that get customers to buy. Here are some tips on how to make it easy for the customer to act on their impulses.