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Whether you’re an NFL fan or just someone who enjoys the commercials, you know the Super Bowl is coming soon. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest days in food and alcohol consumption. As a convenience store operator, keeping tabs on the sports industry can play a vital role in your store’s performance.

There has been an undeniable trend in tax increases, regulations, and policy changes surrounding the distribution and sale of cigarettes. With tighter margins and dwindling volumes, it might seem easy to overlook the cigarette category and look to other tobacco products for the future.

Buying a gas station can be a great business opportunity, but knowing what to look out for and the right questions to ask can be the difference between a long, successful business and a short-sighted misstep.

Some products sell themselves, but more marketing and promotion can take your convenience store sales to the next level.

Business owners always look to increase the number of customers in their stores and the average sales per-customer, but what are the best ways for gas stations to accomplish this?

Opening a new store is exciting, but there’s a lot of work to do before your grand opening.

Self-serve pizza sales are on the rise. This is good news for convenience store owners! While offering a selection of ready-made pizza does take a little more prep work and space, the profitability is unparalleled.

They say “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” That strategy has served McDonald’s for a long time. But as the world changes, and customer demands evolve; even the fast food giant has to sit up and take notice. To that end, McDonald’s is modernizing its service.

Prepaid gift cards are not a new thing to most of us in the United States. In fact, the US has been seeing a steady rise in the prepaid card industry for the last 20 years. There are many kinds of prepaid cards to choose from: phone cards, gift cards for local businesses, or even gift cards backed by major credit card companies.

These common items not only represent a large, and growing industry; they’re also a steady source of reliable revenue for many convenience store and gas stations.

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