CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS

C/SCAPE noted that only 18% of the items offered in a convenience store account for 80% of total profits. Items like cigarettes, candy and soft drinks are big moneymakers, but other items like magazines are losing money as a category. By eliminating costly, underperforming items and streamlining categories, stores could run more profitably and give convenience stores a greater competitive edge against

C/SCAPE noted that only 18% of the items offered in a convenience store account for 80% of total profits. Items like cigarettes, candy and soft drinks are big moneymakers, but other items like magazines are losing money as a category. By eliminating costly, underperforming items and streamlining categories, stores could run more profitably and give convenience stores a greater competitive edge against other formats.

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Delivery costs for convenience stores are muc

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