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Convenience Distribution Show Hits on Hot Topics

After spending the better part of a week at any trade show, my typical demeanor on that final day of travel is typically one of exhaustion and a mounting desire to get back home. As I write this post on the plane home following the AWMA (American Wholesale Marketers Association) Show in Las Vegas, the urge to get home is present, but rather…

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Added by Traci Carneal on March 15, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

walmart's new environmentalism

Walmartis changing its image before our eyes. first, it embraced a robust generic pharmacy. now it is giving hugs to Green. From more environmentally architecture to its local-produce mentality, Walmart is giving chase to some of the elite grocers like Whole Foods.

For c-stores it's time to pay attention and see how we can tap into local farmers, local cpg vendors. It's not only good for the environment but also will help differentiate you from your competitors.…

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Added by mitch morrison on February 25, 2010 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

Success Story - Certified Oil

Added by ValueCentric Marketing Group Inc on January 29, 2010 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Maverick Kickstart reality show

Maverick Kickstart www.maverik-kickstart.com will be shooting an episode on-location at WRSC Tamarindo www.witchsrocksurfcamp.com March 2-6, 2010. This weekly reality show takes risk-adverse individuals on extreme adventures to "kick start" their lives. We were hooked up with this TV show through past WRSC guest and Old Dudes Surf Club member Craig Neuhoff. I didn't really think that surfing was… Continue

Added by Craig Neuhoff on January 25, 2010 at 6:58am — 2 Comments

Building The Perfect Promotional Beast... Apologies to Don Henley !!

It's all about the Golden Handcuff...



First of all, let me admit to you that I've never been accused of being a great copywriter, so take this blog at face value !! My company is in the promotions business, not in the journalism business.



Secondly, from a promotional perspective, our company is pretty straightforward and about as subtle as a sledgehammer...We like to make our promotions EASY to understand and "get"...



I'll spare you the comments about the "down… Continue

Added by Mark King on December 10, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Register systems - Ruby, G-site, Fiscal/??? Decisions! PCI Compliance

I assume many c-store owners are currently looking into upgrading or changing their current register systems. With the need to be PCI compliant we are all in need of upgrading or changing our systems.

I currently use a G-site system along with 3 Fiscal Sys. scanning registers (touch screen). I am really having a hard time deciding wheather to upgrade to the new Passport by Gilbarco or go with the new Fiscal system. Both work good with "BP" software. The Passport is a good bit more $ but… Continue

Added by Doug Goldstein on November 4, 2009 at 8:59pm — 4 Comments

The Bizarre C-Store Monologues



As I was driving down I-75 this afternoon heading for a trade show in Knoxville ducking road kill an idea struck me. Why not start a blog about my adventures (or is it misadventures?) in my everyday C-Store foodservice broker life? I've been working for ULTIMATE SALES, THE PREMIER C-STORE FOODSERVICE BROKER (shameless plug) for a little over a year now and this is my first adventure into the broker world. I came from the manufacturing world and… Continue

Added by Lou Pazderski on October 13, 2009 at 9:08pm — 19 Comments

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