Although convenience stores are facing challenges such as a decrease in commuting replaced by work from home, labor shortages and inflation, experts note that in-store sales are playing a key role in the channel’s growth.
Tidal Twist sold exclusively at participating 7-Eleven, Speedway stores
April 17, 2023
Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials, the makers of 5-hour ENERGY products, unleashed a new tsunami of flavor with the release of Tidal Twist. The new Tidal Twist Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY shot will be sold exclusively at participating 7-Eleven and Speedway stores, beginning this month.
Limited-edition frozen drink latest addition to Slurpee varieties
January 13, 2023
7-Eleven Inc., Irving, Texas, announced the newest addition to the Slurpee drink lineup: Vitaminwater Zero Sugar LOOK Slurpee. A blend of blueberry and hibiscus flavors, this sugar-free frozen drink is available now at participating 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores for a limited-time only.
UPTIME Energy will unveil a new bottle design at the NACS Show 2022, a premier industry trade show for convenience and fuel retailing. The new innovative bottle design is shorter with a wider base, while still being resealable and maintaining the same UPC code, the company says.
As the grab-and-go style of convenience stores has changed a bit during the past couple years, experts note that convenience stores still continue to perform well despite ever-changing needs of consumers.
Exclusive offers with convenience store coincide with energy drink launch
January 28, 2022
CELSIUS, a brand of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Celsius Holdings Inc., announced a new flavor exclusively available at participating 7-Eleven and Speedway stores. Sparkling Mango Passionfruit CELSIUS energy drink is a combination of sweet and tart for an afternoon pick-me-up, or as the ideal beverage to pair with 7-Eleven snacks, the company says.
7-Eleven, Irving, Texas, announced its fall lineup of pumpkin-flavored coffee drinks. The Pumpkin Spice Latte obsession became a cultural phenomenon that is celebrated earlier and earlier each year and recently, has become something most would consider cheugy.
In addition to purchasing gas, consumers head to their local convenience store to satisfy immediate consumption needs in an easy-to-navigate space. Sales of both alcohol and non-alcohol beverages are up, with hard seltzers and carbonated soft drinks top performers.
Report reveals notable consumer interest in carbonated beverages
June 14, 2021
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) announced the release of its 2020 New Product Pacesetters, the 26th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and non-food sectors.
Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc. announced the release of Serafina, the retailer’s new proprietary sparkling water. Imported from Italy, the sparkling mineral water brand was created exclusively for 7-Eleven and comes in three flavors: Original, Organic Lime and Organic Lemon Ginger.