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Survey Shows Millennials' Gasoline Buying Habits

Price is key factor for Millennials in selecting gasoline type. Leading gas station chains Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco have released the results of a nationwide survey that evaluated millennials’ gas purchasing habits and decisions. The survey was conducted by Kelton between July 19-25, 2012, among 1,018 American men and women age 21-30 who drive

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Retailers Lost More Than $34 Billion To Theft in 2011

Report shows a $2.6 billion decrease when compared to the $37.1 billion loss recorded in the previous report. Retail theft, including shoplifting, employee theft, administrative error and vendor fraud is down, according to an annual survey recently conducted by the University of Florida with a funding grant from ADT Commercial Security, soon to be Tyco

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Customer Service Is Key

SavOn convenience stores score exceptionally high on mystery shop reviews for its customer service skills. The convenience store industry has changed its customer service standards the past couple years. Customers expect more out of convenience store employees than ever before, and want some sort of “experience” when they stop by their favorite location. More c-stores

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Speedway and Costco Rank High On Services

American consumers rate Speedway, Costco, Walgreens and Target high in Harris Poll’s latest study. While some retailers have been challenged this year by the U.S. economy, some retail brands managed to keep business steady, partly due to their brand equity. The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend (EQ) study surveyed American consumers about brands across several retail

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Product Innovation & Marketing Fuel Dispensed Beverages

The cold frozen dispensed category is undergoing some major changes these days with many c-stores adding milkshakes and even energy slushees to their offerings. The additions continue to make the cold and frozen dispensed category one of the hottest in the convenience store industry. Digging down into the category even more, the fourth annual CSD/Balvor

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Global Brand Study Shows Simplicity is Key

Grocers, along with other retailers, could gross $1.9 billion more in profits if they better simplified customers’ experiences, report shows. For two years running, quick-service restaurants and supermarket chains, including Publix, Subway, McDonald’s, Whole Foods Market and Pizza Hut, have been listed among the top 10 simplest brands by U.S. consumers, according to results from the

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The Importance of Fully-Stocked Shelves

A survey shows lack of inventory, difficulty finding desired items and long checkout lines are top threats to retaining loyal customers. Nearly 70% of U.S. adults would avoid shopping at a retail store if they encountered empty shelves, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by Galleria Retail Technology Solutions, a provider of retail and category

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Deloitte Survey Shows Shoppers Expecting Discounts

Savvy consumers research brands and prices before heading into stores.  Excitement over unexpected in-store deals has diminished as discounted prices become an anticipated part of the consumer products shopping experience, according to the Deloitte/Harrison Group annual American Pantry Survey. For nearly one-third (30%) of consumers, at least seven of 10 items in their shopping cart

Managing Today’s Retail Workforce

Because major shifts in the economy have created unparalleled effects on the labor market, Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics Inc. collaborated on our first ever human resources study in order to help convenience store owners understand the actions those in our industry are taking–or planning to take–in the coming months. An in-depth survey asked more

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