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August 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

Georgia Congressman Drew Ferguson Visits Local RaceTrac

Georgia Congressman Drew Ferguson was an unusual cashier last week for many regular customers at a local RaceTrac c-store, according to the Newnan Times-Herald.   Ferguson, who was elected in November to serve Georgia’s 3rd District, spent some time ringing up customers at the store as part of the NACS In Store program. RaceTrac is ...

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C-Stores Are Taking Over the Fuel Market

August 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on C-Stores Are Taking Over the Fuel Market

Major oil companies are being pushed out of the U.S. retail gasoline business, where filling up your stomach is as important as filling your gas tank, according to Bloomberg. Once upon a time, American road trippers would look for Exxon’s Tony the Tiger or...

Four Ways to Improve the Customer Pump Experience

August 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Four Ways to Improve the Customer Pump Experience

By Frank Beard, NACS   The right customer experience is an essential component of the perfect pit stop—especially at the pumps. Nearly 40 million Americans fill up their vehicles every day, and there’s tremendous opportunity to bring these...

Will Electric Charging Stations Overtake Gas Stations in the U.K. by 2020?

August 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Will Electric Charging Stations Overtake Gas Stations in the U.K. by 2020?

A new analysis by Nissan Motor Ltd. predicts that public electric charging stations will number more than fueling stations in the United Kingdom by August 2020. “We believe the tipping point for mass electric vehicle (EV) uptake is upon us,” said Edward...

Gas Stations Stock Up Ahead of Solar Eclipse

August 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Gas Stations Stock Up Ahead of Solar Eclipse

Gasoline stations in Central Oregon are already experiencing heavy volume as eclipse watchers descend on the area prior to Monday’s solar event, The Oregonian/OregonLive reports. A five-day music festival also contributed to the traffic snarls and increase...

Ontario Convenience Store Coalition Kicks Off “Save Our Stores” Campaign

August 11, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Lower Left 2, Retail OperationsComments Off on Ontario Convenience Store Coalition Kicks Off “Save Our Stores” Campaign

Ontario’s independent convenience store owners are banding together to protest provincial government policies they say are driving them out of business. The protest, named SOS for “Save our Stores,” kicked off this week at Brothers Convenience Store...

NACS: American Optimism Remains High Despite Rise in Gas Prices

August 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: American Optimism Remains High Despite Rise in Gas Prices

Economic optimism among American gasoline consumers held steady this month, despite a 7-cent climb in the price of gasoline, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels survey.   NACS, which represents the convenience store industry that sells an...

NACS: Representative Mike Bost Spends Time at MotoMart

August 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Representative Mike Bost Spends Time at MotoMart

Representative Mike Bost (R-Illinois) visited a MotoMart in Cahokia, Illinois, to hear from constituents and store employees, the Belleview News-Democrat reports. The visit was part of the NACS In Store program that helps members of Congress hear industry...

Vendor View: Dispenser Filters—It’s Time to Take Them Seriously

August 2, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Retail OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Dispenser Filters—It’s Time to Take Them Seriously

By Dwight Rutledge   “The only constant is change.” This saying is especially applicable to the fuel industry, where change is a way of life. Everything seems to be in flux—from regulatory requirements and vehicle technology to fueling equipment...

Divine’s Proceeds with Gilbarco EMV Conversion

August 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Divine’s Proceeds with Gilbarco EMV Conversion

Divine’s, a Spokane-based provider of fuel and automotive services, has standardized its c-store and forecourt infrastructure with Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Passport® point of sale (POS) for indoor EuroPay MasterCard Visa (EMV) transactions and the...