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February 13, 2019
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 […]
February 5, 2019
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. […]
January 29, 2019
Thousands of furloughed federal employees returned to work on Jan. 28, however approximately 800,000 of these federal workers were without pay since Dec. 21. The historical government shutdown inspired many of America’s leading convenience stores and grocery stores to provide much-needed relief for federal workers and contractors. Here’s a quick roundup of which retailers made […]
January 25, 2019
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 […]
January 18, 2019
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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