Next-Generation Retailer Hank’s Mini Market has been a local staple in the Hyde Park community for the past three decades:
Its team members helped remodel the store with bright colors and merchandising that puts fresh produce front and center. The store also includes a meeting area where everyone from local groups to local kids can hang out. Another next gen C-store, Choice Market, is described as a hybrid fast-casual restaurant/natural grocery/c-store. And Good, Better, Best, is a c-store concept that curates products made with natural ingredients, including no artificial flavors or sweeteners, growth hormones or hormone disruptors; and only humanely raised animal proteins that are nitrate-, antibiotic- and GMO-free.
Lightbulb Moment: If you are not a C-Store owner, I draw your attention to the revolution happening in this category because grocery and restaurants should be paying attention to the new C-stores being created since they are moving into your territory. If you are one of these new style C-stores, few realize you are a threat – congrats!