The C-store sector has been overlooked by most food retailers as a true competitor. The consumers have driven top line sales at the sectors leaders, Sheetz, Wawa, QuickChek, Rutters on the back of fresh food sales.
Consumers drive change and industry historians / research document that change and report it later. Long understood as the ultimate destination for convenience, the introduction and rapid adoption of quality fresh food has leveled the competitive landscape in the minds eye of the consumer.
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