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Cannabidiol (CBD), currently a $1 to $2 billion-opportunity, is expected to skyrocket to $20 billion by 2024. Described by Web MD as the non-intoxicating marijuana extract that doesn’t produce the high caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is touted for helping with everything from epileptic seizures and inflammation to anxiety and insomnia. Consumers 21 […]

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The NRF (National Retail Federation) has been surveying American families back-to-school and back-to-college spending since 2003. This year’s survey1, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, predicts back-to-school consumer spending to reach $80.7 billion.    “Consumers are in a strong position given the nation’s growing economy, and we see this reflected in what they say they […]

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Remodeling, refreshing or reimaging your convenience store are smart ways to attract new and existing customers. However, before you begin making these upgrades, it’s important to think about how your newly designed c-store can increase and drive traffic. Here are some ideas to consider while planning your next c-store remodel or redesign.    Design to Support […]

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July 17 is National Hot Dog Day and convenience stores such as Circle K Stores, Pilot Flying J, 7-Eleven, and more are celebrating with freebies and hot dog offers. National Hot Dog Day is a big deal on social media. According to social-media software firm, Sprout Social, #NationalHotDogDay was trending on Twitter with 40,599 mentions […]

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Fourth of July Retail Spending

From grilling to traveling, NRF’s Independence Day 2019 survey says 86 percent of Americans plan on celebrating Independence Day. Read on for interesting Fourth of July consumer facts and spending stats. Customers Fuel up and Hit the Road According to AAA, overall Independence Day travel is expected to rise 4.1 percent over last year. An […]

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Your store’s signage reflects your brand and can directly impact your revenue. About 76 percent of customers enter a store because of its signs, while approximately 68 percent make purchases based solely upon store signage. Here are a few tips to ensure your signage is working for and not against you. Have a Plan – […]

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Summer is the ideal time to drive traffic to your convenient store or supermarket beer displays. Here are three cost-effective signage ideas sure to capture your beer customers’ attention and generate repeat business all summer long. Aisle Invaders and 3-D Floor Graphics – Drive traffic to non-refrigerated beer displays with a header, aisle invaders and […]

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National Donut Day, or National “Doughnut” Day, was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor those who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June, the sweet treat holiday allows convenience stores and doughnut shops such as Circle K, Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme, and more to […]

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Store remodels are more popular than ever. According to a recent CSP Outlook Survey, 72% of retailers would love to refresh or remodel their stores. However, if budgets and time constraints don’t allow for a complete remodel, retailers can consider a category reimage. A category update can easily give your convenience store the perfect refreshed […]

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