Meal Kits or Meal Crypts?

Meal kits aren’t fool proof. They often take longer than advertised. Or, in the hands of faux chefs, don’t turn out as intended. By Gary Stibel Meal kits are the latest in a long line of food and beverage misadventures, from clear cola to diet wine that could have been prevented if more discussion in […]

Meal Kits or Meal Crypts?

Meal kits aren’t fool proof. They often take longer than advertised. Or, in the hands of faux chefs, don’t turn out as intended. By Gary Stibel Meal kits are the latest in a long line of food and beverage misadventures, from clear cola to diet wine that could have been prevented if more discussion in […]

Navigating Today’s Diverse Market

Asking the right questions and delivering what customers want and need in today’s diverse market is important, not only to attracting Hispanics, but in retaining them as customers. By Sylvia Klinger When was the last time you looked at your product inventory and considered how to make sure your inventory matched the needs and wants […]

Navigating Today’s Diverse Market

Asking the right questions and delivering what customers want and need in today’s diverse market is important, not only to attracting Hispanics, but in retaining them as customers. By Sylvia Klinger When was the last time you looked at your product inventory and considered how to make sure your inventory matched the needs and wants […]

Navigating Today’s Diverse Market

Asking the right questions and delivering what customers want and need in today’s diverse market is important, not only to attracting Hispanics, but in retaining them as customers. By Sylvia Klinger When was the last time you looked at your product inventory and considered how to make sure your inventory matched the needs and wants […]

How to Finance C-Store Upgrades and Acquisitions

For retailers looking to finance c-store upgrades, offsetting the cost of new fixtures, equipment or a remodeled store can be done more easily because of revised rules allowing for bigger and faster write-offs. By Mark Battersby, Contributing Editor Last December’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) not only slashed tax rates, it allowed many within […]

E-Cigarettes Face FDA Backlash

Robust profit margins in the e-cig segment face pressure from federal regulators in addition to being squeezed by recent U.S. tariffs against China. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor At midnight on Aug. 23, the second tranche of President Trump’s tariffs officially took effect, levying a 25% tax on 279 products from China, including electronic […]

Positioning 7-Eleven for the Future

President and CEO Joe DePinto shares with Convenience Store Decisions how a customer-obsessed culture is propelling the world’s largest convenience retailer forward. By David Bennett, Senior Editor For 91 years, 7-Eleven Inc. has often been on the cutting edge of major trends across the convenience store industry. Whether it was the company’s launch of the […]

Sweetening Your Candy Sales

Despite consumer concern about eating more healthily, steadily growing candy sales show that they are still treating themselves to chocolate and non-chocolate confections on a regular basis. It makes sense, then, that strategic marketing ideas can help capture more impulse sales. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor More than nine out of 10 adults report having […]