Whole Health: C-Stores Get Fresh

A new generation of c-stores is taking a page from the supermarket playbook and offering more fresh meals and produce. Walk into any dozen different convenience stores these days, and you're likely to notice more sandwiches, salads and produce than you would in years past. Everyone sees a store like Wegmans and what they offer, and that creates enormous expectations in consumers' minds, said Jeff

A new generation of c-stores is taking a page from the supermarket playbook and offering more fresh meals and produce. Walk into any dozen different convenience stores these days, and you're likely to notice more sandwiches, salads and produce than you would in years past.

“Everyone sees a store like Wegmans and what they offer, and that creates enormous expectations in consumers' minds,” said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores.

Indeed, c

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