From A to Gen Z

What Convenience Retailers Need to Know About the Next Generation of Shoppers

Source: Coca-Cola North America

The Gen Z population is growing up and entering the shopping domain. Retailers need to think differently about how they attract and engage this unique shopper group.

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C-Store Spotlight

Cenex® Zip Trip locations help identify and stop human trafficking

Cenex Zip Trip Store

By Rachel Oehlke

Convenience stores are common stopping locations for human traffickers.

To combat these crimes, Cenex® Zip Trip locations became one of the first convenience store chains to join Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT). More than 13,000 stores across 40 states are participating in CSAT.

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Creating a Coffee Destination

Written by Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Convenience Store Decisions Magazine
Source: Convenience Store Decisions Magazine.

To go coffee cup and coffee beans

Check out this interesting article on customer choices when it comes to coffee quality and experience as it relates to the convenience store industry.

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The CHS Retail Solutions team is excited to announce the dates for CENEXPO 2019.

CENEXPO 2019 is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in La Crosse, WI and you are invited to attend.

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Artificial Intelligence


55% of retailers plan to leverage AI within three years.



of retailers are currently using AI as digital assistants and chatbots.

Digital Assistants


plan to implement AI as digital assistants/chatbots within three years

Source: NPD’s Groups 2017 Checkout, a receipt harvesting research service.

Welcome to our Retail Solutions — Retail Insights eNewsletter

Summer has been a busy time of year for many retailers and we know you have had many successes along the way. With the fall season now in full swing, we have great and exciting things to look forward to, like the beginning of the holiday season!

To help give you a good head start and position you to take advantage of the season ahead, make sure to read the great information in this edition’s articles: Continue reading