Quick and easy isn't enough for today's harried consumers. Center Store shoppers are also demanding the food and beverages they consume offer health benefits or some other desirable consequence. Just take a look at Information Resources Inc.'s list of top sales gainers.
A growing number of on-the-go Americans have traded in their coffeepots for the ease of bottle caps and pop-tops. Energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffee occupy the top two slots, respectively.