Ally Azzarelli

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With stores like Gymboree, Payless and Victoria’s Secret making headlines for closing, it’s refreshing to learn other retail chains are growing and/or remodeling. From convenience to clothing, these stores are alive and well and expanding across the U.S. Aldi With plans of opening more than 2,500 stores by 2022, Aldi is set on becoming the […]

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With more than 153K convenience store operating in the U.S., it’s nice to know that your local c-store is doing more for your community than simply serving up coffee and snacks. From scholarships to feeding the hungry – here’s a look at what some of today’s leading retailers such as Circle K, Pilot Flying J […]

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According to NRF (National Retail Federation), studies show that although fewer consumers admit to celebrating Valentine’s Day, spending is at a record high of $20.7 billion – that’s an increase of nearly 10 billion from 2018. Who needs roses when you can indulge in a heart-shaped pizza, bagel or donut? Check out a sampling of […]

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Thousands of furloughed federal employees returned to work on Jan. 28, however approximately 800,000 of these federal workers were without pay since Dec. 21. The historical government shutdown inspired many of America’s leading convenience stores and grocery stores to provide much-needed relief for federal workers and contractors. Here’s a quick roundup of which retailers made […]

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The holiday season is the perfect time for convenience stores to capitalize on the estimated 165 million shoppers already stopping there each day for gas, gift cards, caffeine and scratch-offs games. According to Retail Me Not, 51 percent of shoppers admit sales and offers motivate them to visit a particular store, giving c-stores the incentive […]

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Every year, Pantone picks a new color to best represent the year ahead, and this year they’ve named “Living Coral” as the color for 2019. When choosing their annual hue, Pantone considers a variety of trends based upon what’s happening in the world of fashion, décor, technology, art, music, travel, and even social media. According […]

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