Statista Research defines a convenience, or C-store, as a small retail business that stocks a range of everyday items. Snack food, soft drinks, confectionery, tobacco products and toiletries are all a part of the standard C-store offering. However, there’s one food item that’s booming in the C-store category: pizza.
Leading C-stores in the United States include 7-Eleven, Alimentation Couche-Tard, Speedway, Casey’s and EG America. Advanced Convenience & Fuel Retailing shows that C-stores represent 35% of the brick-and-mortar retail space in the United States. There are more than 148,000 C-stores operating in the U.S., and “speed of service to time-starved consumers who want to get in and out of the store quickly” is a business model that’s clearly thriving.
LloydPans is a proud pizza pan provider for all top five C-stores in the U.S., largely in part to our wide range of product offerings, our made-in-the-USA standard and our commitment to innovation with proprietary coatings and new pan releases. Nothing says convenient food like a slice of pizza. It’s the ultimate grab-and-go product, so it’s no wonder that C-store customers are gravitating toward this item in our participating stores. Casey’s, for example, had a stellar year thanks to its new pizza slice and breakfast platform introduced in September 2021. Stephen Bramlage, senior vice president and CFO of Casey’s, told Baking Business that pizza slices continued to perform well in 2022, up 21% in Q4 of last year.
Our C-store partners are aplenty and growing. LloydPans is in over 24,400 stores in the top five across the country, and these stores are asking for a wide variety of our products including:
Equalizer Multi Blade Rocker Knives: https://lloydpans.com/pizza-tools/cutters-and-knives/the-equalizer.html
Serving/Cutting Boards: https://lloydpans.com/pizza-tools/pizza-cutting-boards/round-pizza-cutting-boards.html
Perforated Cutter Pans: https://lloydpans.com/pizza-tools/pizza-pans/cutter-pans-perforated.html
Sicilian Pans: https://lloydpans.com/sicilian-style-pizza-pans.html
Egg Pans: https://lloydpans.com/egg-pans.html
Detroit PIzza Pans: https://lloydpans.com/detroit-style-pizza-pans.html
Quik Disks: https://lloydpans.com/quik-disks.html
Are you a C-store looking to incorporate freshly-made pizza in your stores? Contact our sales team now to grab-and-go the best pans in the C-store space.