Along with the individual forecasts for the product categories of the most importance to c-store retailers, the CSNews Forecast Study also provides an overall U.S. economic outlook and the results of an exclusive survey of convenience retailers to get their outlook for 2016. The survey, fielded in November, asked retailers to predict results for their average store sales this year in major categories and to provide reasons for their answers. They were also asked to rate issues that are expected to have a major impact on the industry, and share initiatives they intend to implement during the year to increase sales and profitability. And, for the first time, CSNews also polled industry suppliers for their category-specific business forecasts.
This 41-page report includes an exclusive comparison of the financial statements of the industry's largest public c-store retailers, and the results of the industry's first presidential poll about which candidates retailers expect to face off in the November national election.
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