From COVID-19 to conflicts like the Russia-Ukraine war to rising costs from inflation and food supply chain issues, the last two-and-a-half years have not been easy for any of us. COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of our lives worldwide, but it has had a particularly strong impact on food security. World hunger and poverty has already been a major issue across the globe, and COVID-19 has only made things worse. According to the World Food Program (WFP) the number of severely...
Retail Trends for C-Stores and Grocers This Fall
Retailers nationwide are preparing to accommodate all things fall this season – from seasonal produce to Halloween candy and more! In honor of the first day of fall, let’s dive in to what inventory trends you should expect to see this fall.
For starters, seasonal produce is a great way to provide the best quality while also adding some seasonal color and fun to your inventory. By stocking more seasonal produce, your customers will have top notch quality that is fresher, tastier, and even more nutritious than out of season produce. Plus, who doesn’t like to a cute pumpkin display to get in the fall spirit? According to SNAPed, you should purchase the following seasonal produce for fall…
In addition to keeping stock of the best seasonal produce, you should also prepare ahead of time for the Halloween rush and stock up on a variety of candy options. According to Forbes, the best Halloween candies in America are: Reese's Cups, Skittles, M&M's, Starburst, Hot Tamales, Sour Patch Kids, Hershey’s Kisses, Snickers, Tootsie Pops, and Candy Corn. Make sure you prepare to supply your customers with the top candy in time for the holiday rush!
Fall is always a fun season and catering your inventory to fit the theme is a great way to create a fun shopping environment for your customers. Add some carving kits to your pumpkin display, purchase some cool trick or treat buckets to add to the candy aisle, have the bakery prepared themed baked goods, and so much more. Get creative this fall and soak up the seasonal fun!