C-stores are aggressively building private-label lines to improve their price image and make up profits lost on falling gas and cigarette sales
Shoppers have firmly fixed ideas about food retailers' pricing models: Grocery stores offer a large variety of reasonably priced foods for stocking your pantry, but trips require an investment in the form of time. Convenience stores, on the other hand, are good for foods that can be consumed immediately, with the trade-off for on-the-go shopping being price. At a time when gas sales are trending down and cigarette purchases are receding, c-stores hope to turn that perception on its head. ...
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