Chain Store Age
The convenience store industry is feeling bullish about 2020 but remains mindful of potential issues that could impact its performance.
The majority of convenience retailers said their sales increased in 2019, according a survey by trade association NACS. Three in four retailers (74%) said that in-store sales increased last year. Strong industry sales in 2019 pushed retailer optimism to record-high levels. Eighty-nine percent of c-store retailers are optimistic about their economic prospects for the first quarter of 2020, four points higher than the year-ago period.. . . more