I'm looking at some interesting sales results for convenience stores along with a bunch of boring stuff about purchasing habits and the price of gasoline.
What people buy at convenience stores by $$$...
Tobacco - the clear winner at 32.99%!
Lottery tickets - interesting 18%!
Refreshments (non-alcoholic) 16.17%
Prepared food – somebody does buy those day old hot dogs 8.24%
Snacks – 7.91%
Beer - 6.23%
ALL Other - 10.46%
The interesting thing is tobacco. It may not seem like it but people are still smoking a lot! Convenience store tobacco sales Jan – Jun 2012 $26,530,000! That’s 26 million dollars in sales in 6 months at convenience stores. This is not even including other types of stores.