Convenience stores have become very popular in many countries of the world because they offer a variety of consumer products which are crucial for daily life. Convenience stores are retail outlets engaged in sales and stocking of consumer products. These stores are the biggest retail traders involved in the sale of products such as food products, drugs, groceries, magazines, and other products.
The goal of convenience stores is to have a different range of convenience products to satisfy the immediate needs of the consumer. The convenience stores, therefore, have a wide stock of consumer products available. These products must be packaged, preserved, and stocked accurately. Products should also be properly displayed to attract customers.
The right variety of products has to be in stock at all times to ensure that consumers get the products they need when they need them. For this reason, most convenience stores carry out the purchase of goods in bulk quantities (and this is referred to as bulk purchase) to ensure that these products are easily obtainable by the public.
Many distributors are involved in wholesale distribution of convenience store products, ensuring that these products get to the convenience store as fast as possible. Wholesale distributors transport convenience store items ranging from beverages, food products, confectionery, drugs, smoke products, cleaning products, candy, electronic items, groceries, newspapers, and toiletries.
1. Cold drinks items: These include cold beverages and drinks that must be available in any convenience stores. Examples of these products are soda, energy drinks, bottled iced tea, and water. These cold drinks and beverages are usually stored in the refrigerator or cold merchandisers.
2. Hot beverage items: These are beverages that are usually served hot or warm. They include cocoa, coffee, and tea.
3. Snack items: These items may be confectionery and baked food. They are mostly food items that customers can just grab and eat. Some examples are popcorn, cookies, cupcakes, pretzels, biscuits, and chips. These products are displayed on merchandizers or shelves in convenience stores and are usually bought in large quantities by convenience stores as they satisfy the immediate need of consumers.
4. Hot food items: As the term implies these are food items that must be kept warm to remain fresh. Good examples burger, hot dog, and pizza.
5. Toiletries and sanitary items: Such as Sanitizers, toilet papers, female hygiene products, bar soaps, detergents cleaning chemical, air fresheners, paper towels, brooms, and trash bags.
Other items distributed in wholesale include frozen foods, packaged foods, disposables, and smoke/vape products.