Convenience stores have grown in popularity over the five years to 2015 as more Americans returned to work and decreased their leisure time. In response to growing demand for convenience and timesaving options, industry operators have opened additional stores, expanded into new markets and readily adapted to changing consumer tastes to increase sales. In the five years to 2020, increasing demand for convenience, improving personal disposable income and industry consolidation are expected to boost sales and lower costs.
Operators in this industry are retail businesses that primarily sell basic food, beverage and tobacco merchandise in convenient locations that are generally open during extended hours. This report excludes gas stations (IBISWorld report 44719), gas stations with convenience stores (IBISWorld report 44711), grocery stores (IBISWorld report 44511) and small kiosks.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.