Welcome to CHS Retail Insights

Welcome to the first issue of the CHS Retail Insights eNewsletter, a quarterly publication sent directly to your email! Our goals in producing this eNewsletter are to keep Cenex® retailers informed on the latest trends in our industry and be a relevant source of information to your c-store and everyday operations. Please send us your comments and feedback on this first issue by clicking here.

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5 Ways to Maximize Foodservice Sales Through Merchandising

FoodserviceSalesby John Mollison and Dana Evaro, Picadilly Pizza

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — When it comes to foodservice offerings at convenience stores, retail strategy, merchandising, pricing and positioning become even more important in growing potential profits. Hot, grab-and-go items such as breakfast sandwiches and pizza slices simply won’t sell if they’re hiding at the back corner of the store, priced too high or worse—if they’re stale.

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EMV is here. Are you ready?

By Restaurant Business Staff

EMVCardDespite expectations that the much-discussed shift in credit-card liability would be delayed, it is here. But that doesn’t mean restaurant operators have the new credit-card processing technologies in place to protect themselves. In fact, most don’t.

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80%
of c-stores allow employees to take time off for volunteer activities.

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7.4%
the increase in sales of bottled water in 2014.

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72.4
months is the average length of service for store managers.


Sources: NACS State of the Industry Report and NACS State of the Industry Compensation Report

Cenex® C-Store Spotlight

Communities make an important impact to business development and opportunities and provide a welcoming environment for those who visit and a sense of pride to those who live there. In an effort to add value to the community they live and do business in, Coop Gas and Oil recently built a brand new Cenex® C-Store where they can provide fueling services and an array of amenities to truckers, visitors and residents of Sioux Center, IA.

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