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Thursday
Aug162012

Healthy Snacks on the Go

Oh no!  I’m late!

You woke up late, or the kids got you on the wrong track this morning.  You leave the house rushed and realize you forgot your breakfast!  So, frustrated and hungry, you go to the nearest C-Store and go in…..all you want is a piece of fruit and a yogurt, or maybe you will do a donut, just this once! 

I love junk food just as much as the next person!  It is difficult to turn down a chocolate bar, even on my best days, so when I am starving, in a hurry and need to grab a quick bite to eat, I am going to go where I can at least have the option of choosing something healthy to eat.

Healthy snacks!  With obesity issues on the rise and everyone trying to figure out how they can eat “more healthy,” why is it so hard to find foods that are good for you at your local convenience store?  Even though, as a nation, we are beginning to focus more on eating healthy, we have not changed our habits of being on-the-go!  We still want the convenience of the quick grab-and-run snack, but we are more thoughtful in the items we choose.  I know that I personally want to be able to find a piece of fruit, a protein bar—or even a healthy smoothie—to get me going for the day.  I find myself seeking out the convenience stores that offer me a variety of healthy snacks to choose from. 

If you’re an owner or operator of a C-store, I urge you to carefully consider how you can appeal to this changing trend.  You might be surprised at an increase in traffic!  I know, speaking for myself, that those healthy options would more likely get me into your store—and keep me coming back—even if I do partake of the ole’ candy bar once in a while.

Taking that into consideration, how does your store rate?

 

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Reader Comments (1)

I am on the go virtually all the time - I sometimes starve myself until I get home because there is nowhere to stop & grab something healthy on the run!!!! I'm all for it! 100% yes - my foot traffic would increase for sure @ C-stores if I could grab something quick & healthy.
Great article Carter Energy!

August 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobin D'Angelo

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