Which baked products do you think convenience stores should sell?
Convenience stores are known for their snacks. If you take a pit stop on a road trip and aren’t craving chips or candies, you’re not alone. Many would prefer a baked good option at convenience stores. Some of our readers had ideas about what baked goods they think belong in convenience stores. What baked goods would you add to this list?
Pre-made Muffins, Cupcakes, Cookies, or Cake Pops
Convenience stores are great places to sell baked goods. It’s a convenient location, and the cost of overhead is low. The main challenge is that most baked goods are not easy to sell because they’re not as shelf-stable as other products like soda or candy.
You could sell cookies, muffins, and cake pops in refrigerated cases at convenience stores. But you’d probably want to put them on display where people can see them when they walk in the door.
You could also do pre-made bags of muffins or cupcakes in bulk and sell them by the dozen or by the case. Or you could sell pre-made cakes like wedding cakes or birthday cakes by the slice with different frosting flavors and designs on each slice.
I would recommend selling Biscotti biscuits and other similar baked products in convenience stores. Since they are double-baked and their texture is already very compact, they don’t go stale as fast as other baked goods. This makes them perfect for convenience stores because their shelf life will be at least three days, and even longer if they are sealed.
Convenience stores should sell gluten-free muffins. It’s a real bummer for anyone who has food sensitivities to travel at times because they can almost never find anything that they can actually eat. If convenience stores sold gluten-free muffins, people who have food sensitivities could find something easy to eat, not to mention how delicious they are!
One of the best-baked products to sell in a convenience store is baked sushi. With the recent rise of the Korean and Japanese idol culture around the world, many people now want to try their cuisines. The easiest introductory dish is baked sushi, which features rice baked with sushi toppings. The most common toppings include Kani, salmon, tuna, or even pork. Since it is already a fusion of Korean/Japanese cuisines, it has become one of the most well-loved dishes. With that, this is a really good baked product that convenience stores should start selling.
Veronica Thompson is the COO of Everyday Power. She also holds an MBA. In her free time, she bakes, dances, and paints.
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