Convenience stores have become popular stops for quick and convenient meals. Foodservice sales increased by 20.5% to $43.2 billion in 2021, yet 6 in 10 shoppers are not happy with the current selection of healthy foods.The post-pandemic world has brought an intense focus on physical health and well-being, as 70% of Americans are more conscious of their physical health post-pandemic, according to the New York Post.
Healthy Snacks Your Convenience Store Needs to Stock
Convenience stores are known to be quick stops for fuel and a snack. Post-pandemic, more consumers are focused on their health than ever before. With this trend, convenience stores must adjust their inventory to include healthier options customers want. Here are 10 healthy snacks c-store owners must add to their shelves, according to Men’s Journal…
You could opt to stock fresh fruit like bananas, apples, oranges, and more or find packaged dried fruit to keep on the shelves.
- Sunflower seeds
This snack is a customer favorite! It is tasty and healthy, packing protein and lacking unhealthy fats.
Stock various mixes and varieties including almonds, cashews, trail mix, pistachios, and more.
Offer grab and go cereal cups and various granola bars.
- Protein Bars
Stock up on your protein bar inventory. Consider offering bars that vary in calories and protein content to cater to all you customers.
- Protein Shake
These are great grab and go snacks for customers to fill up on protein throughout their day.
You could offer carrot and hummus packages, snacks like veggie chips, or fresh vegetables like celery or cucumbers.
Yogurt is a great healthy snack for customers on the go. Making it the perfect product for convenience stores.
- String Cheese
String cheese is a quick higher protein snack that hits the spot.
- Beef Jerky
Beef jerky is a tasty protein snack that health-conscious customers love.
Healthy options like the above are also great for your EBT customers who often rely on the closest convenience store for last minute grocery items and snacks. By accepting EBT at your store, you open your doors to a new market that can boost your revenue and increase your customer base. Learn more about becoming a SNAP retailer with these free EBT resources.
These are just 10 options to stock in your store, but there are a variety of healthy products out there that your customers want to see. Be sure to keep up with trends and gather customer feedback so that you can cater to your customers and continue to operate a successful store.