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C-Store Industry Pointers

  • Are Dirty Dispensers Taking a Bite Out of Your Profits?

    Retailers are now challenged with finding new solutions to re-capture their in-store profits after the steady decline of cigarette sales. Many C-store operators are now turning to creative offerings such as fresh food items to generate sales and profit dollars. But they are finding that selling food items brings on a whole new set of challenges. Some you may not have considered!

    Have you thought about what the condition of your location says about the quality of the food items you are offering to your customers?

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  • 10 Tips To Help Prevent Safety Accidents

    Do you have avoidable safety accidents and need help to prevent them? Workplace accidents are far too common. Each year, more than 2 million workers are injured severely enough on the job that they cannot return to work and need ongoing medical care.

    As an employer or manager, it's your job to help protect your employees from accidents that threaten their work and well being.

    Here are 10 tips that will help prevent costly safety claims from avoidable accidents in any business.

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  • Are Your Dirty Gas Pumps Affecting Your Revenue?

    Dirty Gas Pumps will kill your snack sales. In 2013 one third of in-store revenue came directly from tobacco sales. But in 2014 tobacco sales are on the decline. When 64% of your profit dollars come from in-store sales, that lost revenue hurts. So how are you going to replace those lost dollars?

    Smart C-stores are looking to fresh food offerings to save the day. If you’re like most c-stores, you have a wide variety of beverage options and great-tasting food items for customers to enjoy. The challenge is getting people from the gas pumps to the cash register (research shows that 56% of shoppers never go inside the C-store [NACS 2014]). If more than half of the people who visit your store never come inside, you need to do something different. “Converting the fuel purchaser to an in-store customer is paramount- and profitable- for convenience retailers. Simply put, motor fuels drive sales dollars while in-store sales drive profit dollars,” said Jeff Lenard in the March 2014 NACS magazine. What’s the trick to getting those shoppers (and their wallets) inside your C-store? We can help you get started.

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