MotoMart Partners With Acumera

Rolls out a comprehensive network management solution, including Dual WAN Failover app, which provides high availability wide area network (WAN) connectivity. MotoMart convenience stores have added Acumera’s C-Store Connections package. MotoMart is part of family-owned FKG Oil Co., is headquartered in Belleville, Ill., and operates 78 stores in six states in the Midwest. According to

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Samsung Pay Launches in the U.S.

Samsung enters mobile payments race with new, widely accepted technology. Samsung, as of Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, has launched it’s new Samsung Pay technology within the U.S. This debut comes only weeks after Android Pay was launched and approximately one year after the introduction of Apple Pay, but Samsung is confident that its new technology

Tyson and NACS Provide Protein to Food Bank

Tyson and NACS help to provide wholesome food to hungry people throughout southern Nevada. Tyson Foods Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)  recently donated a truckload of protein to Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas. This donation was made in an effort to eliminate hunger in southern Nevada. Three Square, which serves Clark, Esmeralda,

New Sheetz Concept Launched in State College, Penn.

The new store concept is expected to attract the students of nearby Penn State University. The students of Pennsylvania State University now have a new place to eat and purchase alcohol, within walking distance of campus. A new and improves Sheetz store has just opened and this is a treat for all State College, Penn.

How Cold Brew Coffee Is Rising In Popularity

There has been substantial growth in cold  brew coffee popularity, but its popularity is quite precarious. New research form Mintel has revealed that the popularity of cold brew coffee in the U.S. has exploded in the last year. The expanding role of cold brew coffee is reflected in the retail sales from last year, with

Postmates to Deliver for Walgreens

7-Eleven isn’t the only chain delving into delivery.  Postmates, which recently partnered with 7-Eleven, is also set to deliver for Walgreens drug stores in all cities where Walgreens has stores and Postmates operates. This newest partnership is helping Postmates to expand delivery beyond the realm of food and into more diverse categories. According to a

FDA Releases Proposed Rule On Tobacco Product Jurisdiction

A comment period is now open through November. The Cigar Association of America reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified its proposed rule on tobacco product jurisdiction. Parker Kasmer, an associate in the FDA Group, provided the following summary regarding the proposed rule on Friday: “FDA issued a proposed rule today, clarifying

New Frisco, Texas Corner Store Opens

New Corner Store celebrates grand opening while demonstrating commitment to the community with donations to local high school. In celebration of the grand opening of its newest Frisco, Texas location, Corner Store held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with giveaways to customers in attendance. The new store is located at 6529 Dallas Parkway on the corner of

How to Prepare for NACS

Arriving at the NACS Show ready to mingle and network will increase your chances of coming away with new relationships and future opportunities. By Bill Scott, founder of StoreReport LLC & Scott Systems Inc. Before you pack up your golf clubs and wing it to Las Vegas to attend the 2015 NACS Show, it would

How to Figure Acquisition Financing

If a convenience store operation is primed to commit to a merger or acquisition, the potential benefits can be huge. However, missteps made when raising the capital can also be huge. By Mark Battersby, Contributing Editor Obviously, not every company is in a position to buy, but for many small convenience store operators and chains,

How to Attain C-Store Success

Perfecting the shopping experience and operating more efficiently can help a struggling convenience store perform better. By Betsi Bixby Not every convenience store is an elite performer. Challenges do arise that will slow a location’s performance. Of course, finding solutions to right the ship can be challenging as well.  Here are four suggested measures that

How C-Stores Can Influence Public Health

As e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction continue to garner discussion, convenience stores are positioned to play a role. By Carl V. Phillips As the most convenient place to buy smokeless tobacco, convenience stores have been at the center of tobacco harm reduction (THR)—and the substitution of low-risk alternatives for cigarettes—before anyone really spoke about the

How to Take Advantage of Learning Opportunities

Retailers looking for insights on the technology front, whether it’s optimizing data or adding a mobile payment system, can find it at the NACS Show. By Ed Collupy The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show being held this month offers convenience store retailers an opportunity to learn about the latest trends and innovations impacting

When Violence Strikes At Your C-Store

By Bill Scott, founder of StoreReport LLC & Scott Systems Inc. You’ve just shot a robber at your convenience store—now what? The decisions you make, and the actions you take over the next few minutes, or the next few hours, may be the most important challenges you will face in your lifetime. The most dangerous

How to Optimize Fuel Supply Profitability

There’s always a disciplined approach to building a high-value fuel distribution business. Mark Radosevich Marketers competing for fuel distribution contracts are facing an increasingly tough environment to garner profitable dealer business. Several years ago some marketers began offering deals whereby the dealer could retain the prompt pay discount (PPD), in an attempt to aggregate rapid

How to Maintain Accurate Inventory Numbers

Controlling inventory can be simpler. By Fran Duskiewicz About 10 years ago when I was at Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, we stopped our foodservice managers from doing weekly food counts. We had decided it was an unproductive waste of time that was yielding faulty data, thereby hindering our efforts to improve performance in an

How the Rules of Work Are Changing

The rules in some industries may be changing, but the ‘old rules’ still apply to convenience store employees. By Mel Kleiman Except for the recent brouhaha about raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, the business press routinely ignores the approximately 60% of American workers, who are hourly employees. A recent article in Fast

How to Market to the Hispanic Consumer

Before convenience stores can effectively attract more Hispanic customers, they have to strive for cultural competence. This only happens through due diligence and time. By Sylvia Meléndez Klinger and Kate Brogan, Hispanic Food Communications Inc. There are more than 55 million Hispanic consumers in the U.S. today, and the Hispanic population is expected to double

How to Transition to Prepaid Cards

As it relates to prepaid platforms and the American consumer, the user profile has gone mass market. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Sharon Neal is the dream customer for any retailer selling prepaid cards. As manager of an educational foundation, Neal spent $10,000 on AMEX prepaid cards in 2014. Neal purchased numerous $25 cards and

How to Decipher Technology Lies

Our smartphones, tablets and other devices are technological marvels, but they’ve diverted our attention away from what people can accomplish in conversations. By CSD Staff Advertisements promise that the latest smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other gadgets will put blazing speed at our fingertips, enable us to multitask like an octopus and ensure that we never miss

Mars Opens New Global Food Safety Center

Mars moves to ensure better food safety for generations to come. Mars Inc. has opened a new Global Food Safety Center. This facility is the first-of-its-kind and will be used for pre-competitive research and training. The aim is to raise global food safety standards through collaboration. Convening governments, academics, regulators and industry peers, the Mars Global Food Safety Center is

How The Pizza Industry Is Heating Up

Demand for convenience calls for fast casual pizza offerings. Sales at U.S. pizza restaurants reached $41 billion in 2014, up 3% from 2013. Pizza is ranked as the second most popular cuisine at quick-service restaurants in the U.S., according to “Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, 2nd Edition,” a report by market research publisher Packaged Facts.

Kocolene Marketing Sells 13 C-Stores To Couche-Tard

Kocolene to continue to operate seven retail fuel outlets and 14 tobacco stores in addition to its wholesale motor fuels distribution business. Kocolene Marketing LLC has closed the sale of convenience store assets to Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC. The Company’s assets acquired by Couche-Tard include 13 company-operated convenience

GPM Buying 175 Gas Stations in Midwest

If deal is completed as planned GPM would grow its store count to 950 stations. GPM Investments, owned by Arko Holdings Ltd., is purchasing up to 175 filling stations, c-stores and tobacco stores in the Midwest, according to a report by Globes. The deal is reportedly happening in two stages. In stage one of the

FED Adopts Enhancements To Same-Day ACH Service

Phase one of the new rule is set to go into effect next September. The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday, Sept. 23, approved enhancements to the Federal Reserve Banks’ same-day automated clearing house (ACH) service, despite opposition from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and other stakeholders. The enhancements are intended to align the

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