Having a cafe at a gas station or a c-store is vital for modern gas stations. While the competition grows tougher, fuel sales are decreasing. For this reason, gas station owners are looking for alternative sources of revenues.
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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.
Could you ever imagine a gas station with actually no gas? What once used to sound like nonsense is becoming reality today. Shell oil company is about to launch its chain of advanced non-petrol stations to make company’s another great contribution on the way to clearer motoring. What would it mean for the entire industry? How will new sites change the way people fuel their cars?
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?