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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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Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of the summer vacation season in the U.S. as well as one of the biggest retail shopping weekends. Are you ready? Here are a few retail facts, stats and tips. Memorial Day Weekend and Convenience Stores Summer tourism kicks off this Memorial Day weekend and despite a […]

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As consumers demand more low-carb and keto-friendly options, manufacturers continue to deliver. With new keto products recently increasing by 76 percent and this Technavio study predicting the keto global market to register a CAGR of nearly 5% by 2023, the keto crazy doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. C-store retailers can easily drive […]

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Every second Sunday in May, consumers celebrate their moms with cards, flowers and gifts on Mother’s Day. Not only do these shoppers buy for Mom, they purchase items for sisters, sisters-in-law, friends, aunts and cousins, resulting in an estimated $25 billion dollars in revenue. Check out these NRF Mother’s Day spending insights. This year, 84 […]

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Unexpected C-Store Deliciousness

To most, convenience store fare is known as quick, easy and simple. However, according to various publications and awards, this c-store grub is borderline gourmet. Buc-ee’s Brisket Becomes a Barbeque Fan Favorite Founded in 1982, this Texas-based convenience store chain may only have 35+ locations throughout Texas and Alabama, but it sure has a diehard […]

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