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Winter is in full force now and this is the perfect time to take advantage of the holiday season and the many promotions that help our operations be successful and increase customer engagement. As you get ready for to start a new year, it is important to know what the industry is telling us and what other c-stores are doing to stay relevant and profitable.

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C-store Spotlight

Big C Travel Plaza

CHS Retail Solutions has trained experts to advise retail stores on business operations, market development and tools to maximize overall performance among other areas. Clark Community Oil Cooperative has experienced the benefits of working with one of those Retail Specialists first hand, in their recent new construction of Big C Travel Plaza and convenience store in Clark, SD.

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Trends in Foodservice Boost Convenience Retail

By: Coke Solutions, October 17, 2016

It seems that fast food isn’t fast enough for Americans anymore. Increasingly, time-stressed consumers are turning to easy grab-and-go food items while rushing through busy days. This trend is timely, as convenience stores today are relying less on just fuel and tobacco sales.

However, foodservice offerings are taking up the slack. Coca-Cola research reveals that foodservice offerings add up to more than $3 of every $10 of in-store profits today, according to the NACS 2015 State of the Industry report.

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Save the Date: 2017 Cenex Buyers Fair

savethedatebannerSave the date for the 2017 Cenex® Buyers Fair scheduled for the evening of Tuesday June 13th and Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the Double Tree by Hilton Bloomington, Minneapolis South in Bloomington, MN. This event is exclusively for all our Cenex retailers and you are invited to attend!

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65%
of U.S. consumers are willing to buy from retailers with loyalty programs over retailers without one, according to Nielsen.

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85%
of Millennial C-store customers visit at least once a week.

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61%
of Millennials say brand-name foodservice is more trustworthy.


Source: Technomic, “Technomic’s Take: 2016 Food Trends”