RoboMart: Convenience Store Delivery

RoboMart: Convenience Store Delivery

  As the convenience store industry is changing day after day due to technology, one startup company wishes to create a market that will deliver itself to you. Ali Ahmed, a serial tech startup founder and former employee of Unilever, has launched Robomart. Based out of Santa CLara, CA, the company hopes to make shopping […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trends Shaping the Convenience Industry

Trends Shaping the Convenience Industry

Success in business hinges on one important question: what will your consumers want next? Throughout our lives, we’re observing and participating in trends. The macro trends Harbor is seeing take off in the retail world now hold true for convenience stores, and they are about to undergo some big changes. From smaller stores focused on […]