While some leading c-store chains are selling or closing their sites, others boast increased sales and great results from revenues perspectives. The last year has shown that convenience stores are still the driving force in retail and non-fuel business.
How can we measure the level of a convenience store success? Despite numerous metrics and rates, foot traffic is yet the only crucial measurement whenever it comes to convenience store industry.
Have you ever thought about what could happen to the retail industry in the nearest future? How would future c-stores and shops look like? What are the latest retail trends and forecasts? What features would make a huge impact on the retail industry in general?
The coffee stand business has turned into a must-have compartment of the filling station. Coffee drinks let chains generate huge revenues that can be compared with oil sales. However, a few business owners really know how to start a cafe at a gas station and launch a successful business.
What is a Smart Gas Station? How will it change the fuel and retail industry? What modern technologies should it have to exceed the expectations of modern customers?
This article was written specially for the leading industry publishing”Toplivnye Rynki”. Imagine a gas station of the future. How would it look like? What services should it provide? Whatever you say, the gas station of the future is impossible without retail operations and convenience services.
Imagine a gas station that automatically detects the arrival of the vehicle, and then launches a series of procedures aimed at providing the driver with the service she or she expects to have. Selection of fuel type and desired volume of it, auxilliary services and goods, type of payment and its processing.
In the US, the brands of major oil companies are being gradually squeezed out of the retail fuel market. One of the main reasons – the process of the drivers’ “refueling” with the food has become almost more important than actual fueling cars with gas.
Previously, all the attention on the highway was focused on the search for the Shell, Exxon or Texaco signs, whereas now the drivers are looking for Buc-ee or Wawa ones in the roadside landscape. Millenials rate filling stations for their food quality in no lesser degree than thry do in terms of the price and quality of gasoline.