Summer is here and with it, America's travel season.
As the owner of an independent convenience store and fueling location, the next three months provide an opportunity for you to grow your customer base and pad your bottom line. However, without... (Read More)
Summer is here and families all over the country are packing their bags and preparing to hit America's highways for summer vacation.
As the owner of a convenience store or gas station, this time of year presents a unique opportunity to boost... (Read More)
As a member of the WPMA, you have a unique opportunity to share your professional expertise with fellow members.
Every quarter, the WPMA publishes The Western Petroleum Marketers News. In addition to covering news on federal and state... (Read More)
Joining the WPMA comes with a wide array of benefits that can help streamline your operations and grow your business. Whether you're new to the area or have just put off joining, now is the perfect time to take action. When you do, you'll gain... (Read More)
America is experiencing an oil and gas renaissance, but don't expect to see any signs of progress at the pump this summer. Industry experts say we can expect to see gas prices climb some 14% higher than 2017 over the course of the next few... (Read More)
After the government’s recent shutdown, a spending bill was passed on February 9 to end the temporary shutdown and included a provision to reinstate the Oil Spill Liability Tax (OSLT) for 2018, which expired at the end of 2017. Section 40416 of HR... (Read More)
There are over 135,000 convenience stores in the United States. Convenience stores are so ubiquitous that over 100 million Americans (nearly one-third of the entire country) visit them on any given day.
Unfortunately, convenience stores are also... (Read More)
We might not like to admit it, but there’s always room for improvement in every business, and now is the perfect time to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Here are 10 smart business ideas:
Get (and stay) social. Yes, cute cat videos... (Read More)
The number of convenience stores increased 0.2% in 2016, compared to a nearly 1% increase the two prior years. We can’t predict what this year will hold, and the final 2017 numbers aren’t in yet, but we’re hopeful that the next 12 months will... (Read More)