Toyota & Mazda Team Up for EV Stations

Toyota & Mazda Team Up for EV Stations

  Conventional Twitter-wisdom has it that Toyota hates anything with batteries, and that zoom-zoom Mazda can’t kick its petroleum habit. Today, both of them joined forces to make electric cars. Mazda, Toyota, and Toyota-Group parts maker Denso agreed to jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles. For that, they established a new company called […]

Craft Beer in C-Stores

Craft Beer in C-Stores

  Increasingly, customers expect their favorite c-stores to stock up on their favorite local and regional craft beers. This past July, the Brewers Association announced it is issuing a certified independent craft brewer label seal, available to qualified producers. The upside-down beer bottle image symbolizes the upending effect the craft sector has had on the […]

A&W Root Beer Made Fresh

A&W Root Beer Made Fresh

  A&W has decided on expanding its franchise into the c-store business. As many of there restaurants are located inside gas station and convenience stores, it makes since for the company to go in such a direction. Along with it’s re commitment to expansion, A&W started its return to its roots serving freshly made Root […]

Teaching Millennial C-Store Workers

Teaching Millennial C-Store Workers

  The information age has ushered in a new breed of worker—complete with different skills and deficiencies than earlier generations. Some retailers are taking customer service back to basics by training staff on social fundamentals. “We’re hiring a lot of millennials that interact on a phone all the time,” said Nancy Couch, loss prevention and […]

Tobacco Age Increase

Tobacco Age Increase

  A number of states have adopted the law of raising the smoking age from 18 to 21. Two more states have raised the legal age recently in which consumers over the age of 21 can buy tobacco products. There are now five states that have enacted the new law with a possibility of a […]

Coca-Cola Rebranding Coke Zero

Coca-Cola Rebranding Coke Zero

Coca-Cola has recently announced that they are renaming and reformulating Coca-Cola Zero as an effort to improve the flavor and to drive consumer sampling of the carbonated soft drink. The new formula is suppose to taste like a regular Coca-Cola but with no sugar or calories. The soft drink will now be called Coca-Cola Zero […]

How to Drive Impulse Buys

How to Drive Impulse Buys

  How can convenience retailers get customers to zero in on impulse purchases at the checkout, on a shelf or anywhere else in the store? One way is to know the psychology of impulse. “We aren’t rational beings … especially with money,” said Brad Klontz, associate professor of economics and finance at Creighton University, Omaha, […]

The Mobile C-Store

The Mobile C-Store

  The innovative Swedish company Wheely’s has designed and produced a new convenience store that will revolutionize the c-store industry. The company has already succeeding in introducing the Wheelys cafe, traveling bicycle cafes. Wheely’s has now introduced the world to Moby, a traveling convenience store that comes to the customer. Talk about convenience! The store […]