McDonald’s is planning to make its all customers place orders through their mobile devices. Free fries are supposed to give consumers boost when using Smartphone’s to order food.
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?
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.
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?
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?
Defining an industry is crucial for c-store chains as well as independent retailers. According to the latest report, the level of foodservice in the United States is not as high as it may seem. 89% of players are still on the basic level of their development able to offer only some fundamental products, snacks, drinks and customer service.