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Is your Convenience Store Reaping the Benefits of a Strong Summer?

  • Shawn Wood
  • 07.18.2019
  • Blog
Unlike the winter months when people tend to avoid leaving their homes, summer is the time to travel. This summer, gas prices are low giving people a reason to hop in their car for long road trips or a short weekend beach getaway. In the summer, C-stores become more than just a fuel stop but the ...


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Are Overlapping Categories Reinventing the Convenience Model?

  • Shawn Wood
  • 06.13.2019
  • Blog
Whether chasing core categories like tobacco and alcohol or streamlining the customer experience by eliminating the checkout line, cross-channel competitors are reinventing what it means to be “convenient” and putting the heat on c-stores.  As dollar stores, restaurants, pharmacies, and retailers ...


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The Rise of Business Intelligence in Convenience Stores

  • Shawn Wood
  • 11.29.2018
  • Blog
The convenience industry’s profit margins aren’t what they used to be.  They can range from pennies on a fuel transaction to more than 50% on a foodservice sale.  This means that parsing the right numbers can reveal what’s selling well, how best to promote, bundle, and merchandise wares, and how to ...


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Gas Stations Using Data Analytics To Predict & Track Sales

  • Shawn Wood
  • 04.25.2018
  • Blog
Running a successful gas station as a sole operation or as an extension to a grocery or convenience chain means juggling numerous data feeds. Recently, a southern-based grocery chain approached Agilence because they needed assistance reconciling disparate data feeds from their gas pumps and their ...


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