Just a couple of generations ago, the convenience store was just that - a place of convenience. You paid for your gas there, maybe you picked up some overpriced milk, a newspaper and some sub-par coffee to keep you going.
Even just a generation ago, convenience stores hadn’t changed much. Along with your milk, maybe you grabbed some bread and ice cream. The sub-par coffee was maybe (maybe) on-par, but just barely.
Today’s convenience stores aren’t just keeping up in terms of convenience, they’ve come so far that they actually deserve a new name as they dig deep to grab a chunk of the premium food market share from some pretty big names.