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October 24, 2014 CSNews CHICAGO — Average is so yesterday. With more than 2,500 unique paths to purchase, consumers are embarking on a new journey to shopping. In light of this, IRI took a closer look at current shopping trends...

Jeff Rogut CEO AACS October 2014 In Japan where there are over 50,000 well developed convenience stores, or one convenience store for every 2000 people, around 150 convenience located stores within a square mile, and over 1million vending machines, there...

Esther Han October 24, 2014 inShare Freshly bought Gloria Jeans to keep blends, flavours.Photo: Jessica Shapiro There is a new giant on the Australian coffee scene. Retail Food Group spent $163.5 million on Friday to buy the Gloria Jean’s Coffees...

Howard Riell September 30, 2014 Convenience Store Decisions Declining sales, consolidation and consumer alternatives pose challenges for retailers who rely on cigarette sales to maintain margins. Cigarettes Are still a vital c-store category despite recent declining sales. Restrictive regulations and...

October 23, 2014 Convenience Store Decisions CHICAGO — It seems nothing changes faster than consumers’ demands and needs — and that won’t change in 2015. With the new year approximately two months away, Mintel trend analysts identified four key U.S....

October 23, 2014 Convenience Store News NEW YORK — Starbucks is testing an order-ahead mobile app at 150 stores in the Portland, Ore., area, in preparation for a national rollout, reported Bloomberg Businessweek. “We do believe that this will increase...

October 22, 2014 NACS Online An impressive attendee turnout at this year’s NACS Show led to some record-breaking metrics. ALEXANDRIA, VA – Attendance for the 2014 NACS Show increased 6.1% to reach 23,624 attendees, with 9,176 classified as buyers (retailers,...

Stephen Hayward Oct 25, 2014 Petrol prices are heading towards 2009′s level when it was £1 a litre as crude oil supplies are at a high Pumped up about the good news: Supermarket customers will cash in Petrol prices could...

Sue Mitchell October 27, 2014 The Age Coca-Cola Amatil and its US partner The Coca-Cola Co will this week launch their first new cola product for seven years as chief executive Alison Watkins releases the outcome of a strategic review...

Jennifer Rankin 26 October 2014 The Observer The burger chain is facing problems abroad, but nothing as serious as the year-long decline in its huge home market It is not just the world’s biggest burger chain; it is also a...

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