Effective category management can help retailers drive sales, reduce out-of-stocks and deliver new and exciting products to the 165 million shoppers who frequent a convenience store each day.
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The drop in cigarette sales halted last year as concerns about e-cigs and lockdowns drove smokers to combustibles.
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The definitions help retailers establish a framework for benchmark discussions.
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But in-store food sales disappoint in most recent quarter.
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NACS released the new NACS Category Definitions & Numbering Guide–Version 8.0 that reflects current market conditions. The new category definitions take effect in 2022 and mark the first major update since 2010.
Category definitions provide a common language for retailers, suppliers and manufacturers to establish a framework for discussions about benchmarking and market performance at the store level. Version 8.0, developed by the NACS Research & Technology Committee, significantly updates the last broad iteration.