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Despite the global recession, convenience stores have thrived thanks to their ability to provide fast service, quality products and great value in strategic locations. As service and location remain the industry’s primary competitive advantage over supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers, many of whom are moving into the fuel and fresh food business, convenience stores

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Retail Stocking Cart

Stock & Roll portable shelf stocking cart from Retail Handling Solutions acts as a simple solution for c-store operators. The cart holds case-packed goods and store containers at any shelf height, and glides down aisles to make stocking a quicker process in supermarkets, c-stores and pharmacies. The height of the cart can be adjusted by

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Publix Lets Consumers Order Deli Online

Publix c-stores tests the online sale of deli products at one of its stores this August. Publix Deli Online Easy Ordering plans to launch at a Lakeland, Fla., store on Aug. 3 and is expected to rollout in 50 additional stores later this year. Customers will be able to order custom deli subs, wraps, meats

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Gas Sales Still High While Consumers Cut Spending Levels

Recent surveys show that Americans still want to buy gasoline, though they are cutting spending levels in other retail areas. Empathica Inc., a global provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to more than 200 of the world’s respected brands, announced Thursday that its Consumer Insights Panel survey of 6,500 U.S. consumers found that consumers

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Kroger Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

“When our decision-making is inclusive and reflects the diversity of our customers, we make better decisions,” says Kroger CEO. The Kroger Co. announced today that Reuben Shaffer has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer, effective immediately. Shaffer now reports to Kroger’s Chairman and CEO David Dillon. Shaffer, 60, has been serving as the vice president of

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