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C-stores Have Quick and Convenient Food Service Advantage “Any quick-service restaurant operator will tell you that their greatest fear is not another QSR, but c-stores that get prepared food right,” said Ira Blumenthal, president of the consultant firm, Co-Opportunities. Why? Because convenience stores have the ability to be so many things to the consumer, just […]

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Add an In-store Coffee Bar

A sit-down coffee area can build brand loyalty and increase sales Looking for new ways to drive traffic into your stores? Add a store within your store. And a coffee bar could be your best bet. According to a WhiteWave Foods study on coffee consumers, coffee is the third-most-consumed beverage in the world behind water […]

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Creating Effective POP

Keys to Making it All Work According to a recent survey in CSNews, signage is one of the most effective and important ways to promote new products. Even in a sluggish economy, when every dollar counts, signage remains one of the best methods to create excitement and encourage sales at the store level. As you […]

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Retailers trying to leverage POP to drive sales are often caught in the classic cost vs. quality trap. By leveraging multiple print methods, multiple substrates and sometimes even multiple print providers, they can achieve the lowest production cost for each POP element in their stores. However, doing so often results in a reduction in the […]

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What We're Working On...

Menu System Menus, large or small, drive food service traffic and help build your food service brand. Menu systems must be easy to install, modular to fit various locations and easy to maintain in the stores. GSP’s Creative Services team has a series of menu systems that fit into any retailer’s space and budget. Working […]

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Think print is passé? What if you could make your next print campaign mobile? Give it a try – scan this with your phone Traditionally, print is one-way communication: you speaking to the customer. One new way to make your POP “pop” is to offer the customer the opportunity to engage with your brand directly, […]

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Winning the Food Service Customer – Starts with Great Photography Beautiful photos of tempting food choices don’t happen by accident. The client, art director, food stylist and photographer all play an important role in this collaborative effort. Good communication is key to keep all the parties informed. The client brings product insight and shares the […]

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Highlights From NACS 2010

NACS 2010 was held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5th through the 8th. The conference, at the Georgia World Congress Center, attracted almost 22,000 representatives of the global convenience and petroleum retailing industry. GSP was one of the 1,300 companies to exhibit at the show. As one of the largest trade shows in the nation, it […]

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Being Green isn’t easy – but it’s getting easier. Many retailers are constantly looking for ways to reduce their overall carbon footprint – from electricity to recycling programs, it has become mainstream to have some form of an environmental conservation program in place. POP programs are not – or at least should not be – […]

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Improved in-store experience leads to improved store sales Often times, we focus on the details of promotions and that next challenge out in the stores – only to miss the, well – rain forest for the trees. Building an amazing in-store experience doesn’t need to mean re-doing the entire store. With careful planning and creativity, […]

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