C-Store Foodservice

Convenience-store foodservice has grown beyond roller grill items and dispensed beverages, with many c-stores enhancing their offerings and elevating execution to satisfy consumers’ quickly evolving demands and preferences. Foodservice suppliers and distributors recognize convenience as an evolving channel and seek to provide products, services and solutions relevant to the unique c-store environment.

Uncover opportunities for growth in a fast-paced market with the Convenience-Store Foodservice Multi Client Study. Findings from this study will build on both the 2015 and 2018 iterations, providing category performance trends, consumer and operator perspectives and menu evolution over time.

Questions you can answer with this study

  • What is the current and projected size of the proprietary c-store foodservice market, including key categories?
  • Which consumer behaviors, purchase drivers and preferences play into convenience-store foodservice purchases?
  • How do operators’ attitudes, growth objectives, challenges and expectations of supplier partners impact the outlook of c-store foodservice?
  • What are the current prepared-foods menu trends at convenience stores?


The scope of the research is limited to proprietary prepared food and beverage programs in convenience stores.

Cold beverages
Carbonated soft drinks
Cold/iced coffee
Cold/iced tea
Isotonic beverages (e.g., Gatorade)

Frozen beverages

Hot beverages
Hot regular coffee
Specialty hot coffee
Hot chocolate or cocoa
Hot tea

Prepared food
Sandwiches, wraps and handhelds
Breakfast items (e.g., burritos, sausage biscuits, etc.)
Baked goods (e.g., muffins, pastries, doughnuts, bagels, cookies, etc.)
Fully cooked meats
Sides, appetizers and snacks
Soups and chilis
Frozen or refrigerated desserts (e.g., hard- or soft-serve ice cream and yogurt)
Fruits (fresh or cut)
Other ethnic

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