CHS Retail Solutions Retail Insights

Welcome to the third edition of CHS Retail Solutions Retail Insights Newsletter, a quarterly publication sent directly to your email inbox!

Spring will be here soon and what better time is there to try something new for your business?  Whether it is starting your own loyalty program to drive more sales into your c-store, checking a new vendor for better service and prices or learning about how to stay relevant, this issue is for you.

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C-Store Spotlight

cstore_COCwebCHS Retail Solutions continues to help Cenex operators achieve success. Community Oil Company opened up its first Cenex® branded convenience store in Rock Valley, Iowa and has worked closely with our retail solutions team to help ensure a strong start and long-term success for the new c-store.

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How to Stay Relevant

How do we become irrelevant, is the question asked by the best-selling author and church leader Rick Warren. By answering this question, we will find how to move forward and stay relevant. Never stop learning. Leaders are learners. Always ask the right question.

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Is Your Location 88% More Profitable Than Your Competitors?

LoyaltyRewardsBy: Erik Ogren, Patron Points

According to an article in the February 1, 2016 Oil Express, written by Donna Harris, “A loyalty program has become a business necessity. That’s according to experts at a recent NACS workshop who cited a study from research and consulting firm Deloitte showing that businesses with loyalty programs on average are 88% more profitable than competitors without them.

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the number of fuel dispensers in the U.S. convenience store industry.


in retail spend growth will be driven by multicultural consumers over 10 years.


of tablet and smartphone owners use their devices while watching TV.

Sources: NACS Daily and Nielson online