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See you at the 2017 NACS Show!

It’s that time of year again, the high speed ovens are humming, e-cigarette coils are being charged and energy drinks are being carbonated. All that can only mean one thing: the 2017 NACS show is right around the corner! If you’re in the convenience store segment and not heard of the NACS show, I’m pretty sure you must live under a rock! NACS...

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Convenience Store Foodservice Trends : Fresh, Healthy, Quick

 

Think back to ten years ago, when Convenience Store foodservice was an idea that many would scoff at. Who would ever consider purchasing food from a gas station as a viable solution for lunch? Fast forward to today and convenience store foodservice is one of the fastest growing segments of the c-store industry.

Foodservice accounted for 21%...

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Making Your Promotional Cup Runneth Over

In today’s hyper competitive market, you have to always be thinking about new ways to generate revenue. Be it through sales, upgraded menus, or advertising, getting customers to spend more with each visit is a vital component to being successful for the long haul.

One easy way to drive additional sales of food and beverage is to implement a...

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Thanksgiving Promotions You Can Feel Good About

As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” – John F. Kennedy

This is one of my all-time favorite Thanksgiving quotes because it illustrates an often found truth about turkey day – many of us eat and say what we’re thankful for, but do little to act upon it....

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Highlights from Foodservice in Convenience Stores

As we wrap up our last day at NACS, there is one thing we one thing we continue to hear from industry experts and convenience store owners alike: foodservice is no longer optional for cstores. With today's hyper competitive market it seems foodservice in convenience stores is already a differentiator and huge profit driver for stores already...

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See you at the 2016 NACS Show!

Where can you meet over 23 THOUSAND convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals in a four-day, buying, selling, learning and networking event? Of course, that would be at the 2016 NACS show in Atlanta, Georgia this October! We’re gearing up for the the NACS show and we’re ready to show off some new products in addition to the...

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Five Ways to Increase Concession Profits

It’s no secret that concession sales are crucial to a movie theater to survive and remain profitable. Considering that, on average, concessions profits account for 40% of a theater's profits, it’s imperative to have a solid concessions strategy to ensure long term business success. But unlike happy endings, a concessions sales strategy is not...

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More than Just a Transaction: Increase Concession Sales by Making Concessions part of the Experience

There are many ways an attraction can increase concession sales, some of them are easier than others, but when it comes to driving higher profits, attractions should rely on their unique selling point of being an experience. As an attraction, you are selling an experience. Be it a ball game, an interactive animal exhibit, or even a game of...

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Cinco Ideas to Drive Sales with a Cinco de Mayo Promotion

You don’t have to be a Mexican restaurant to take part in the fun festivities of Cinco de Mayo. With a little creativity, you can turn your business into a lugar de moda (in English: hotspot) for Cinco de Mayo celebrations! Today we’re giving you five great ideas for driving sales with a Cinco de Mayo promotion. If you don’t speak Spanish,...

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Lead the Lenten Pack: Four Easy Marketing Tips for Your Restaurant’s Lent Menu

The months of February and March mark the days of Lent for many Catholics across the country and is the perfect time to develop a Lent menu for your business. According to Datassential, 26% of all consumers observe Lent and 41% of those consumers eat fish on Fridays instead of meat. So if meatless offerings aren’t on your menu, you’re missing...

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