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    New CSNews Event to Focus Exclusively on Convenience Foodservice

    Inaugural Exchange is set to take place in September.

    By Don Longo, Convenience Store News

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Convenience Store News will produce the first-ever live event aimed exclusively at foodservice in convenience stores, the c-store industry’s fastest-growing category.

    The Convenience Foodservice Exchange will provide a forum for retailers and their supplier and distributor partners to exchange actionable information, insights and data that will lead to increased sales and shopper engagement.

    This invitation-only event is scheduled for Sept. 15-16 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. Participation is limited to 50 key convenience store executives from the industry’s most progressive chains.

    With a primary focus on the convenience store consumer, the event will explore such important issues as why consumers choose one channel over another when purchasing food and beverages; what attributes of the foodservice experience are most important to consumers; and how c-stores can improve in order to gain a bigger share of the foodservice pie.

    The inaugural Convenience Foodservice Exchange will include:

    • Convenience Store News’ premier C-store Foodservice “Shopper Universe” thought leadership research presentation;
    • Pre-arranged Boardroom Briefing Presentations to selected retailers;
    • C-store Foodservice Taste & Innovation Zone exhibits; and
    • A consumer focus group presentation.

    The event is modeled after the highly successful Grocerant Summit, produced by Convenience Store News’ sister brand, Progressive Grocer. The Grocerant Summit attracts grocery retailers and suppliers by providing information, insights and best practices on increasing that industry’s share of consumers’ away-from-home food dollars.

    For more information on the Convenience Foodservice Exchange or to request an invitation, contact Larry Miller at [email protected] or Don Longo at [email protected]. Travel assistance is available.

    Sponsorships are available for this exclusive, exciting event. For more information on sponsorship, contact Ron Lowy at [email protected] or call (330) 840-9557. 

    By Don Longo, Convenience Store News
    • About Don Longo Don Longo is editorial director of Stagnito Business Information's Convenience Store News, Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner and Hispanic Retail 360 media brands. He has covered retailing for more than 30 years as a reporter, editor and publisher. Previously, he spearheaded the editorial efforts at a variety of business publications focused on mass, drug, grocery and specialty store retailing. Convenience Store News won American Business Media’s Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Issue of the Year in 2008 and 2012. Longo has won numerous other editorial awards over his career and is frequently quoted in the national and local news media on the subjects of retailing and consumer trends.

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