We all know foodservice in C-Stores is growing rapidly, but some operators are bound and determined to take it to the next level. And there is one such operator in southern Ohio REALLY taking it to the next level, Valero on North Bridge St. in Chillicothe, OH. Ohio fun fact: Chillicothe was Ohio's original capital.…
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Are You Content with Mediocrity at Best?
Last week I received a referral to another C-Store from a client. It seems the two business owners ran into one another at a trade show and they exchanged information, including information about C-Store Marketing Systems (my business). An interest in my services was noted, so I was asked to follow up.
When I phoned this prospect, he was interested in what I had and how I could help him.
Personally, I find this interesting. Here’s…Continue
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10 Points of Running A Successful Business!
By: Michael Howard
1. Purpose- Make sure you know your purpose in your business. Most people have a purpose of making money however the purpose should be to create new customers and retain them and the money will come. A majority of your focus needs to be on how to gain customers and how to keep those customers loyalty.
2. Reputation- One key to…Continue
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I received an email this morning that spoke about the industry gearing up for Super Bowl parties. I recall the several years I built up my inventory as well for the Super Bowl purchasing spree.
But, did I really profit from getting ready for this annual event? Yes, of course, I did to some extent as I sold more products that day than on a typical late January-early February Sunday. My real question is – did the profits I made on Super Bowl Sunday change my life –…Continue
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I recently did a Google search to see how people made money throughout the 1930s.
Several people bought up undervalued stocks and held on as the stock value increased due to the public’s need for the company’s product or service.
Another one bought companies and leveraged their assets to grow the business (not necessarily financial assets, but the Goodwill, the value of their customer base, etc.) This person went on to become one of the people who made the most wealth in…Continue
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In days gone by, the general store was pretty much the axis of life. Everything one could need in products or services could be found in one place requiring less travel and time which was a luxury in those days. We have been through the segmentation phase in recent times but it would appear that this old concept is coming back in the form of the C-Store.
One missing service across the spectrum and has been a recent topic of discussion is the Post Office. From its…Continue
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Cornerstone client of our firm: Growing New England coffee/foodservice beverage distribution company. Established business for over 50 years. Product warehouse & distribution for single cup coffee, whole bean coffee, ground coffee, hot & iced tea, + additional allied beverages for your business. Please connect if we can be a distribution resource for your strategic thinking and operational…Continue
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Happy Halloween everyone! If you've linked through this through the Weekly Social newsletter, thanks for visiting! To all others, welcome as well.
Halloween is upon us, so I'm opening this blog to share your stories of fun Halloween's past. Anything fun…Continue
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Good morning everyone. I'm excited for the show - just getting a few last minute details together (and setting my fantasy football lineups!). Please feel free to chime in on this blog thread on anything interesting you are seeing at the show, or anything in general! Great dinner spot? Funny story to share? Cool picture? Let us know!…Continue
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RESFAB TOUCH SCREEN TECHNOLOGY: Hands Free filtration - just set it and walk away! 40 Programmable Menu - Pin Lock - set your menu, set your cook/hold times and set Filtration by the number of fryes, or by the number of cooking hours: Nothing can be changed without your PIN #, guarantees consistancy and quality of products! Full demonstration at Booth…Continue
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I invite everyone to stop by and sample the newest taste sentation taking the C-store industry by storm. Green Chile Grill's handmade burrito's, the authentic taste of New Mexico the Chile capital of the world. CAUTION "They are almost habit forming... Booth 4933 the Consolidated Sales Network.
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