C-STORES SEEK TO LEVERAGE THEIR FOOD-SERVICE EXPERTISE

It's not hard to guess the top-selling offerings at convenience stores.Most people, given enough time to think it over, would probably correctly identify some items from a list that includes gasoline, cigarettes, beer, soda, candy and other snack foods.But Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, summarized the channel's offerings in one word: "What convenience retailers

It's not hard to guess the top-selling offerings at convenience stores.

Most people, given enough time to think it over, would probably correctly identify some items from a list that includes gasoline, cigarettes, beer, soda, candy and other snack foods.

But Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, summarized the channel's offerings in one word: "What convenience retailers are selling," he said, "is time."

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