A recent study from AlixPartners titled “What convenience stores should know—and do—in 2017,” cites a slew of opportunities for petroleum marketers and convenience store owners to grow in the upcoming year. Here are some of the... (Read More)
We get it. Lower profit margins due to wholesale fuel cost increases make it difficult to make a profit. If motor fuels account for less than half of your annual profit dollars, there’s plenty of room to drive sales dollars, and ultimately drive... (Read More)
With leaner gas margins and increasing convenience store and not-so-traditional-convenience-store competition, it’s vital to make progress this year when it comes to ecommerce, pump payments and in-store modernization. Check out these ideas to... (Read More)
Also called daypart or real-time pricing, dynamic fuel pricing means regularly changing your fuel prices throughout the day. The changes could be made based on an influx of traffic, or vice versa, a lack of traffic, where you lower prices slightly... (Read More)
First, let's define who the "socially aware consumer" is: These are generally younger shoppers, under the age of 40, who are willing to pay more for socially-responsible products or services. These consumers make purchases produced with social and... (Read More)
It’s 2017, and as Bill Scott says in a recent article on CStoreDecisions.com, “the days of overstocked stores are coming to an end.” So if you rely on your contracts with suppliers to get wholesale volume discounts so they can stock your... (Read More)
Has your c-store become outdated? Kick things up a notch in the new year with these tech-tastic options that are sure to increase your business:
Eye in the sky. A 360-degree camera is the new technology your c-store needs to keep an eye on... (Read More)
Hand washing and other general hygiene and cleaning practices are no doubt part of your and your employees’ daily routines. But with cold and flu season upon us, it’s even more important to have a refresher on how to stay healthy.
According... (Read More)
C-store retailers saw a positive uptick in sales growth for in-store purchases throughout September and October, so we want to ensure you have the tools to keep the lift moving forward with a strong holiday presence.
Although we just experienced... (Read More)