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.
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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.
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.