Two Must-Haves to Drive Foodservice Sales | CSP Daily News

[Posted to by Ovention]

Retailers feed off of consumer preference for freshly made food options

Foodservice sales in convenience stores grew by 9.7% from 2013 to 2014, according to 2014 NACS SOI data, indicating that c-stores are rising to the foodservice occasion and effectively meeting consumer needs.
Consumer perception of convenience-store food offerings are shifting significantly, with nearly two-thirds of c-stores saying they offer fresh-prepared food, according to CSP’s 2015 FARE State of Foodservice Study. This massive shift provides an excellent opportunity for retailers to assess their current foodservice offerings and capabilities in relation to consumer desires.


Roller Grill Allure | CSP Magazine

[Posted to by Donna Hood Crecca]

42% of consumers say they are likely to visit a c-store for prepared foods if roller-grill items are available

Although clamoring for more healthful fare, two-fifths of consumers are pulled into c-stores by the roller grill, according to the recent “Future-Focused: Next-Level Convenience Retailing” study conducted by Technomic for CSP.

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