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September 11, 2018

Convenience stores retool for millennials

  • A new crop of niche stores have overhauled the concept, with gluten-free and organic products, compostable straws and on-demand delivery.
  • By KELLI KENNEDY
    Associated Press

    MIAMI — In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan ice cream bars and a dizzying selection of organic produce and craft beer on tap.

    Traditional corner markets have been notching up their healthier options in recent years, selling pre-made salads, nut milks and organic yogurts.


     
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