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The 2012 Convenience Retail Outlook

Economic uncertainty is causing retailers to be cautious as they plan for the upcoming year, but investments in technology, social media and foodservice appear to be expanding. By David Bishop, Contributing Editor.  The outlook for 2012 depends largely on the focus of the question. What is clear based on the CSD/Balvor 2012 Convenience Retail Outlook

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C-Store Foodservice Challenges QSRs

“Convenience stores are increasingly falling into the same consideration set as fast-food restaurants,” says Technomic director. As convenience stores continue offering busy consumers more options for meals and snacks, new research by Technomic finds consumers are taking advantage of the expanding foodservice options, many times at the expense of quick-service restaurants. Of consumers polled on

Quiznos Plans To Expand

Denver-based Quiznos, which currently operates about 4,000 restaurants nation-wide,  plans to open as many as 600 new stores by the end of the year, including company-owned outlets, Phoenix Business News reported. “As a national brand, Quiznos has enjoyed success and resonated with customers across the map,” company officials said. “Quiznos will consider markets nationwide as

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