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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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When it comes to connecting with customers on social media, creating the perfect personality is key. Sure, consumers appreciate an honest and friendly voice, however 72 percent are seeking humor on social. Creating cute and clever tweets without sounding overly snarky is an art these six convenience stores have mastered. Kwik Trip @KwikTrip | 35.7K […]

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According to the NRF, 80 percent of Americans celebrate Easter and spend an average of $21 per person on sweets such as chocolate, jelly beans and more. Read on to discover some surprising Easter candy facts and retail stats. Easter Spending Once Surpassed Halloween. In years past, Easter has beat out Halloween candy sales, however […]

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It’s no secret that corporate responsibility and sustainability drives customer loyalty, increases sales and is especially important to millennial shoppers. Here’s a look at what these popular retailers are doing to show shoppers they’re serious about sustainability.  H&M The H&M group is comprised of nine brands – H&M, COS, Monki, Weekday, & Other Stories, Cheap […]

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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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Convenience stores are responsible for an estimated 80 percent of all fuel purchased in the U.S., and with fuel accounting for 38 percent of c-stores profits, store owners are always on the lookout for ways to convert these fuel-only purchases into food and beverage purchases. Read on for tips and tricks on how to increase […]

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According to NACs, foodservice accounts for 22.5 percent of in-store sales in 2017 and 33.9 percent of gross profit dollars. If looking to attract customers to your wings, pizza and handcrafted sandwiches, you’ll need a creative point-of-purchase (POP) program. Don’t let your POP drive away hungry customers! Here are three things to consider. Packaged Foods […]

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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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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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