SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – More and more millennials are now making convenience stores their destination for food and beverage.
Research firm NPD Group studied consumers ages 18 to 34’s out-of-home eating habits. They found that convenience stores accounted for 11% of those consumers’ food stop, up from 7.7% in 2006.
Research analysts say that’s because more people are trying to save money. They are opting out of fancy dining options. Some people told 22News they agree, making ends meet continues to be a struggle in this economy.
One person 22News talked to said, “What progress? We haven’t made progress. If you can’t get a job, you got nothing coming in to pay off.”
The popularity of fast-casual restaurants is rising as well; again, a cheaper alternative to more expensive places.