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C-STORES REGROUP With trips down considerably, operators look for new ways to bring shoppers inside.

THE DATABANK Sales data from IRI, courtesy of Peter Penguin and Bessie Bovine.

OUT WARREN’S WAY It’s time to shake up your plant-based merchandising before your competitor eats your lunch (and dinner).

CHECK IT OUT! New research offers advice on how to sell more plant-based foods. Plus, a glimpse at what’s new in the segment. Don Stuart takes a closer look at plant-based meats.

COOL INSIGHTS Since the start of the pandemic, retailers pulled back on promotion as demand for at-home food grew. But as the economy reopens, what are you doing to extend growth?

BETTER-FOR-YOU GRABS THE SPOTLIGHT Consumers out of options tried plant-based, gluten-free and other healthy pizza varieties for the first time during the pandemic. Now that they have choices again, they’re coming back anyhow.

‘PERMISSIBLE INDULGENCE’ DRIVES DESSERT GAINS Apparently, a global pandemic is no time for dieting. Bring on the cheesecake!

MEATING NEW NEEDS Consumers are still eating real meat, but they want easy, convenient meal solutions and more natural, ethical products.

ASIAN FOODS UP 51.5% Unable to dine at restaurants and leery of takeout, consumers discover frozen options are an excellent way to enjoy their favorite ethnic cuisine.

LOGISTICS Executives at Atlanta-based Americold discuss business challenges and outlooks for year.

NEW PRODUCTS Our roundup of the latest and greatest frozen and refrigerated fare

THE ENDCAP Calls with securities analysts show Dollar General is still adding coolers, BJ’s is speeding up resets and Sanderson Farms is hurt by foodservice woes. Plus, Garanimals-style planograms?

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