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  • Cash In On Spring Cleaning

     

    While it might still feel like January outside, Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time to shed those Winter blues. As in most industries, maintaining brand standards in the convenience and retail fuel environment is essential for securing repeat business. Cleanliness plays a significant role in shaping a brand and the purchasing decisions of their would-be customers’. A Harris Interactive poll of more than 1,000 people found that 94% of those who regularly visit a c-store would avoid a business in the future if they encountered a dirty restroom, with 45% of those same respondents naming gas stations as a specific place they would avoid!

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  • SPRING INTO ACTION!

     

    Spring into Action!

    As the temperatures rise, take a moment, and a look outside. How did the winter months treat your store? Will you find oil stained concrete and asphalt? Diesel stained dispensers? What will the customer think when reaching for your pump handles? Forecourts are your initial handshake to draw more consumers into your stores. This is the time to start shedding the remnants of winters dirt and grime and revitalize your site to improve your customer’s experience.

    As the leader in outdoor cleaning and industry expert in exterior cleanliness – we can help by providing retailers our innovative products, best in class execution, and individualized training to help boost their bottom line by as much as 15% in just 3 months.

    Here are some tips for making your stores cleaner, safer, and more welcoming to your customers:

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  • TURNING OIL INTO WATER

    Oil stained concrete and asphalt are quite prevelant in the retail fuel environment. Left untreated, hydrocarbons in the oil begin breaking down binders that hold these materials together, creating potholes, larger stains, and an unsightly mess. Many look to pressure washing only to learn that doing so pushes the oil deeper into the pores of the surface - just to return days later!

    Bioremediation is the EPA's recommended solution that uses microbes to breakdown hydrogen and carbon-based substances (like hydrocarbons) found in the environment, such as oil and gasoline. Bioremediation is nothing new - in fact it dates back to nearly 600 B.C., first discovered by the Romans who used this method to treat their water supplies. Centuries later, these microbes continue to protect the environment by ridding it of harmful chemicals.

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  • Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

     

    Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning - a chance to clean up after a cold winter and make a positive first impression. You owe it to yourself and your customers. Looking to rollout a fresh foodservice program this Spring? A great food court begins with a clean forecourt.

    We know cleaning can feel like an overwhelming project - Spring Cleaning isn't something to dread. Not sure where to start? No worries! We've put together a short list to ensure you don't miss a thing!

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  • No Oil Stains - No Pressure Washing - No Problem!

    Oil stains aren’t just a slip and fall hazard they are unsightly! Oil stained concrete is among the most prevalent eyesores found at c-stores and retail fuel stations. Worse yet… it can be costly to remove and thousands of new drops are left behind every month.

    EXIMO Waterless concrete cleaner is more than just a surface cleaner, it saves time and money over alternative methods because the microbes in EXIMO actually consume the oil and breakdown the hydrocarbons into harmless water and gasses. Which means it cleans better than pressure washing because it works deep into the pores of concrete, restoring its original luster and clean appearance.

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  • Customer Experience Starts at the Pump

    For years, convenience stores were considered one-stop shops aimed at quick refueling and low-end purchases. Nothing more than an easily accessible location to grab a few items and get back on the road without delay. Over the years, consumer expectations have evolved. Gone are the days when speed and convenience were enough to drive consumers to your door. Even the best loyalty programs and products promotions aren’t enough to lure would-be customers to spend money inside your store if the assumption of your food service program is shaped by their experiences out at the pump.

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  • We Get It! Maintaining Brand Image Demands is HARD!

    Are you struggling to maintain your Brand’s image expectations? If so, you aren’t alone! Independent retailers everywhere feel your pain and would admit that their they believe there is a major disconnect between their Brand’s overwhelming expectations and the daily challenges they face. Even the ones that don't are still struggling to maintain a consistently clean store!

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  • Hardened Diesel Stains? No Problem!

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  • 10 Ways to Reduce Costs by Lowering Your Operating Expenses

    In the new year are you looking for new ideas on how your retail business can reduce operational costs and improve its bottom line? There are several basic concepts that business owners, and managers, can implement to help their business become more profitable and succeed in 2018. Below are a few recommendations on how to do just that:

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  • Drive-In Winter Sales!

    Similar to Summer months, the holiday season too lends itself to a significant increase in traffic with consumers flooding to shopping centers, holiday festivities, social events, and winter recreational destinations. C-store owners everywhere find themselves decorating their stores and offering holiday promotions in hopes of capitalizing on this seasonal phenomenon. However, the real reason customers choose to stop at one convenience store over another goes well beyond holiday trappings and decor. Research has shown that “after street price, cleanliness is the number one reason customers choose to visit a convenience store” (M/A/R/C Research).

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