C-store Trips Bounce Back Post-Labor Day Holiday

October 13, 2020 08:28 AM

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — According to csnews.com one month past the official end of summer, convenience store trips are starting to tick back up.

According to the latest biweekly report from PDI and NACS on how COVID-19 is impacting consumer behavior, morning rush and basket spend are holding relatively stable at about 85 percent of prior year's trips and up 20 percent in basket spend compared with the same time period last year.

Convenience stores saw a boost in dollar sales, up 4.8 percent year over year, during the two-week period ended Sept. 27, slightly below levels seen at the end of July and the end of August.

The market findings also show dollar sales continue to be above 2019, despite c-store trips remaining "well below" the prior year, NACS Daily reported.

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