Know Your Stores Blog

Convenience store vendor programs are a great way to increase sales, drive foot traffic and convert fuel-only purchases into c-store purchases. However, like store managers and team members, your vendor reps are often short on time and manpower. Sure, a real-time store and marketing intelligence solution helps retailers streamline communication and simplify execution, however, did […]

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Your equipment is your store’s lifeline. One machine mishap is all it takes to lose productivity, customers and cash. Keeping track of your store’s air conditioning, registers and more can be complex, stressful and time-consuming. If you’re still depending on spreadsheets and dated methods to record vital store information, you’re taking an unnecessary risk. Consider […]

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How often are your operations, marketing and maintenance teams in your stores? Optimizing the details and info gathered from their store visits is vital to keeping your stores compliant and competitive. With store profiling and intelligence technology, you and your staff can easily gain anytime, anywhere access to accurate, store-level insight and answer frequently asked […]

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How to Keep Your Stores ADA Compliant

First enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires retailers to provide access to their goods and services to people with disabilities. Back in 2017, U.S. stores were hit with more than 7,500 lawsuits—costing over $100 million—for failing to properly meet ADA requirements. Because the ADA doesn’t require prior notice of alleged violations, […]

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From retail technology solutions that enhance customer experiences to CBD-infused snacks and beverages, here’s what’s already trending in the convenience store space this year. Loyalty Programs Prevail. Customers continue to show their love for the loyalty/rewards programs. According to Excentus’ C-Store Shopper Profile 2018 report, 43 percent of shoppers visit a convenience store because of […]

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Data-driven intel is the key to helping today’s retailers reduce their carbon footprint in a variety of ways. From cutting back on print overages to saving fuel by avoiding unnecessary store checks, here are three ways retailers can rely on store intelligence solutions to help with sustainability. Avoid Overage – Reduce waste and print overages […]

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According to a 2016 POPAI study, store compliance is merely 40 percent on average, meaning  more than half of the display materials retailers produce goes to waste.  Seventeen percent of the stores included in the survey displayed POP that was considered “drastically different than planned.” Oftentimes, the wrong-sized materials are sent to the store. Surprisingly, […]

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As in-store pick up grows in popularity, retailers are doing everything they can to ensure the success of their buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) program. However, creating a streamlined click and collect strategy doesn’t have to be costly and complex. Leveraging custom store intelligence offers retailers valuable store-specific insight that can effectively reduce […]

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NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show—the world’s largest retail conference and expo held Jan. 13-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC—is quickly approaching. With 16K attendees, 700+ retailers, and nearly 100 exhibitors expected, this is “more than a conference,” says the NRF. “It’s a community filled with the largest global audience and exhibitor […]

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