We are being told of how many great advantages coffee chains have in the global perspective. However, a few independent coffee shops are eager to join huge chains and lose their authentic and exclusive approach once and for all. Why is this happening? Are they mad to lose tons of revenues? Or is there any other reason for independent service providers to stay in the shadow of world’s biggest coffee chains like Starbucks? Let’s figure it out.
Amazon invested $13.7 billion in retail. The leading online shopping platform has teamed up with Whole Foods to launch focusing mainly on selling healthy organic products. The new project is witnessing its revival featuring increased sales mainly due to affordable costs. At the same time, Amazon has widened its own assortment and added a brand new product also known as Amazon Echo. What’s next? Will it be a coffee market?
The world’s biggest electric car producer is planning to enter the convenience industry. The news of Tesla launching its Tesla Cafe project has already hit the headlines. It plans to use its EV charging stations as the main background for the new coffee chain. Let’s find out more about the future perspectives of the new promising project.
Fast-food industry and c-stores are shaping the lifestyle of on-the-go consumers. They have always been looking for portable and more convenient snacks. So, it seems like there is nothing new in the foodservice at first sight. However, catering starts playing a huge role when it comes to customers’ loyalty and satisfaction. Why do fast-food and c-store chains really need catering? How can it be helpful?
Originated in the United States at the beginning of the 90s, the fast-casual concept has grown into a new dining trend. Spotted by some biggest names in the fast-food industry like KFC and McDonald’s, the legendary concept has launched the new revival for the entire niche covering huge areas from the world’s biggest metropolises to entire countries. What’s the fuss all about?
Although the loyalty programs have proved to be a powerful tool for c-stores looking for the slightest chance to attract new customers, most of them make several common mistakes that doom their programs to failure. What are those mistakes and how to avoid them? Read more in our article.
Any professional community should have a strict hierarchy based on some fundamental criteria. The hierarchy is supposed to feature both proven leaders and outsiders as well as highlight bold rookies and former jet sets in a particular industry. Everyone takes an appropriate position that fits the level of trust and reputation.
In spite of more than $10 billion of pretax profits for US-based c-stores in 2016, the convenience industry is facing an overall decline. Analytics predict 138 c-stores closed by the end of this summer. In such situation, building customer loyalty seems to be the only solution for convenience brands not to find themselves among outsiders. How to boost customers’ loyalty? What are the most effective loyalty programs? Check our 3 useful tips.
The latest research has revealed top 5 most loved gas station chains in the United States. Shell takes the lead followed by some other big names in the fuel industry including EXXON, BP and some more. However, leaders should hardly lay back and be satisfied with the state of thing. All 5 companies are inevitably approaching the “boredom” stage. What is it and what are the steps to avoid that stage?
Consumers around the globe are familiar with the Neste Finland brand. The company has been in the list of the most popular gas station chains for almost 25 years. Hailing from Finland, the gas station chain is a part of the Neste Oyj Oil and Gas giant that deals with the full-cycle oil refining. Today, the company has taken the leading position in the niche of renewable fuel production. The new segment is facing a boost today. For this reason, we decided to have a closer look at solutions provided by Neste Finland considering their relevance for many countries across the globe.