Craig Neuhoff

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Retailers buy signs because 79 percent of shoppers make impulsive in-store purchasing decisions. However, oftentimes the sign strategy is designed to simplify execution rather than drive store traffic. From choosing generic messages to oversimplified design decisions, retailers are missing out on opportunities to catch their customers eye. Bad Signs Cheapen the Look of Your Store. […]

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Thanks to the wide variety of beverage options available at convenience stores, it’s no surprise fountain sodas continue to impact dispensed beverage sales. According to Dataessential, a food and beverage research and consulting group, fountain soda drinks—alongside hot coffee—top the list. With these popular thirst-quenchers accounting for $8.8 billion in annual c-store sales, finding new […]

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Convincing your customers to love your convenience store as much as you do is every retailers’ goal. You can spend thousands on advertising, however unless you have an actual brand your customers recognize and trust, what’s the point? Creating a brand goes beyond accelerating your business, it’s about building a fan base. You want advocates, […]

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At the recent Retail Innovation Conference in New York, industry leaders discussed the future of physical stores. The key threat, they agreed, was not Amazon or e-commerce. (Digital brands are turning to brick-and-mortar in droves. The number of store openings actually grew by more than 50% in 2017.) Retail’s biggest threat is stagnation. You see, […]

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Tips to Maximizing Retail Space

Space is a critical component in the retail environment. It’s more than where your category managers display their inventory. It’s where your customers make their buying decisions. Are you making it easy for them? Are you using your space as wisely as you could? Or could your products be merchandised in the same space with […]

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An interesting new survey is shedding light on the rationale your customers use when deciding which c-store to visit. If you’ve ever wondered what makes them pick one store over another, your answers lie below. Location, Location, Location Real estate agents may talk about location being the determining factor for buying a house. It’s also […]

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A recent University of Florida study asked millennial shoppers what they liked – and didn’t like – about retail stores. Here were some of the top takeaways… Make me laugh. Millennials used the word “fun” a lot when they described things they liked about stores. For example, one noted, “This oversized lamp creates a fun […]

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Wouldn’t you love to go inside the minds of those elusive millennial shoppers and find out what they think of your store? We sure did. That’s why, when we found this recent University of Florida study, we were all over it! Although definitions vary slightly, millennials are the large generation born between 1982 and 1996. […]

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Selling Coffee to Millennials

Selling Coffee to Millennials They’ve pushed demand to a record high and price is no object. Millennials sure do love their coffee. It’s more than a drink to them – it’s an experience. According to a Money Matters survey, that sought-after demographic of 18 to 35 year olds spends more on coffee than on saving […]

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Now on The Menu: Calories

You have another reprieve to complete the mandatory menu labeling. In May, the FDA extended its compliance deadline until next May (May 7, 2018, to be exact). In a statement explaining the delay, the FDA said, “We are taking this action to enable us to consider how we might further reduce the regulatory burden or […]

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