Every year, the National Association of Convenience Store Show (NACS Show) brings nearly 24,000 convenience and fuel industry professionals together for an immersive experience showcasing the latest trends and issues in convenience.
To help convenience store operators enhance their foodservice offerings, the Tyson Convenience team shared our latest insights and products that offer on-trend, protein-based solutions for roller grills, all-day breakfast, all-day snacking, grab-and-go and more from leading brands consumers know and trust at the NACS Show 2019.
Takeaway 1: Spice Up the Roller Grill
Consumers continue to crave spicy hot flavors to challenge their taste buds. Incorporating fiery flavors into the roller grill line-up can add excitement and variety for consumers looking for hot, spicy flavor satisfaction. As an LTO or a new menu addition, spicing up the grill can create buzz and build business.
Pro Tip: Have some fun promoting hot new flavors. Create heat-inspired LTOs to grab attention and entice consumers to step outside of their comfort zone. Try our new Hillshire Farm® 5-Alarm Smoked Sausage. It won’t disappoint your heat-seeking consumers!
Takeaway 2: Snacking Is Here to Stay
Consumers are constantly on the go – their lifestyles don’t accommodate traditional mealtimes, so they often replace or supplement meals with hearty snacks. With 39 percent of consumers saying they are purchasing snacking fare at convenience stores1, there’s opportunity beyond traditional chips or jerky with new grab-and-go snacking fare.
Help consumers make their snacking purchase with confidence by:
- Having a good selection of grab-and-go options in both hot and cold cases
- Keeping shelves and warmers well stocked as consumers are sometimes hesitant to take the “last” one
- Clearly displaying price and removing damaged and old products
- Offering products that come pre-packaged or merchandised in branded packaging
Tyson Convenience offers hearty, any-time snack solutions like the new Jimmy Dean® Pancakes & Sausage Bites, PB Jamwich® crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Hillshire® Snacking Small Plates and new, larger Hillshire® Snacking Bistro Boards to help keep stores a snacking destination.
Takeaway 3: Breakfast and Beyond
Breakfast for lunch? Breakfast for dinner? Breakfast for, well, breakfast? Yup, consumers love their breakfast! Thirty percent of consumers are purchasing breakfast fare outside of morning hours more often2. Portable options like the award-winning Jimmy Dean® Stuffed Hash Browns, new Jimmy Dean® Morning Combos, new Jimmy Dean® Breakfast Crispitos® Filled Tortillas, and classic Jimmy Dean® breakfast sandwiches provide savory and satisfying breakfast foods consumers can enjoy any time of day.
Promote breakfast items with special offers communicated through your store’s mobile app or with traditional marketing like pump toppers and store signage to build an all-day breakfast business.
Pro Tip: Tyson Convenience offers free merchandising materials including branded menu board signage, flavor tags, wobblers, clings and shelf trays to support retailers?
Partner with Tyson Convenience
Tyson Convenience has the brands, proteins, and solutions to support a broad range of foodservice programs. From fully-cooked proteins and ingredients to packaged grab-and-go foods and merchandising programs, we understand the convenience store business and are here to help.
For more information about the Tyson products featured at the NACS Show 2019 or how Tyson Convenience can help with your needs, contact your Tyson Convenience Representative, Broker, Distributor Sales Representative or visit https://www.tysonfoodservice.com/your-channel/convenience
¹2019 Technomic Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report
²2017 Technomic Breakfast Consumer Report