How Convenience Store Sales Get A Summer Boost

By | July 6, 2016


How Convenience Store Sales Get A Summer Boost

Convenience store sales get a boost in the summer and CSNews gives the details.

According to NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, cold beverages and ice are hot sellers during the summer.

Store sales from June through August are 4.5-percent higher than the rest of the year, according to NACS. And sales of packaged beverages — soda, water, juices, teas and sports and energy drinks — are 18-percent higher during the hot summer months.

According to Nielsen data, convenience stores account for more than 42 percent of all packaged drink sales in the country. gives some additional reasons why summer is a profitable time for convenience stores.

  • Convenience stores sell the majority of beer purchased in the country (59 percent), and beer sales at convenience stores increase 9 percent over the summer months.
  • C-stores sell $8.8 billion in fountain beverages and another $1.2 billion in frozen dispensed beverages on an annual basis.

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Our Thoughts

Summer time is an opportunity for convenience stores to increase sales, no doubt about it.

The weather is hot, students are out of school, and more free time for customers to spend money. Convenience store owners should be optimizing this time to increase their sales and customers.

Increasing the cold drink selection will definitely help sales. Don’t forget the ice as well.


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