McLane Co. Inc.

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Truckstops Purchase 35% More Grocery Products

March 25, 2014

Truckstops Purchase 35% More Grocery Products

The January to December 2013 McLane/NATSO Foundation Index is now out. The index found that average purchases per truckstop jumped to $16,335 per week during 2013, compared with $15,784 in 2012.

McLane Index: Healthy Snacks Boost Sales

August 14, 2013

McLane Index: Healthy Snacks Boost Sales

Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,273 per week during Jan to June 2013 versus $15,772 in the first six months of 2012.

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 10% Vs. 2012

June 5, 2013

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 10% Vs. 2012

The total merchandise purchases per week per travel plaza and truckstop excluding cigaretteswere up 10% for the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012 according to the 1st Quarter 2013 McLane-NATSO Foundation Index. Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,332 per week during the first quarter of 2013 versus $15,578 during the first quarter of 2012.

Be the First Off the Diving Board Using Experts and Resources

April 18, 2013

Be the First Off the Diving Board Using Experts and Resources

As business owners, we’re used to change. Sometimes we change because we have a great idea. Other times we transform because our customers’ needs change. Or sometimes competition forces us to change. No matter why we seek out new ways to do things, we know staying nimble is critical in allowing us to embrace changes that are imperative for our success.

Travel Plaza and Truckstop Industry Convenience Product Trends

March 1, 2013

Travel Plaza and Truckstop Industry Convenience Product Trends

A dose of the quarterly analysis of weekly purchases of travel plaza and truckstops served by McLane.

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 6% Vs. 2011

January 25, 2013

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 6% Vs. 2011

The total merchandise purchases per week per travel plaza and truckstop were up 6% for all of 2012 compared to 2011 according to the 4th Quarter 2012 McLane-NATSO Foundation Index. Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,545 per week during 2012 versus $15,616 in 2011.

Industry Vendors: We'll See You at the Show

January 25, 2013

Industry Vendors: We'll See You at the Show

In a matter of days, industry suppliers and truckstop operators will come together under one roof for The NATSO Show 2013. Take a look at our quick tips to help you make the most of your time at the show.

McLane-NATSO Foundation Index Reports Total Merchandise Purchases Down 1%

September 10, 2012

McLane-NATSO Foundation Index Reports Total Merchandise Purchases Down 1%

The McLane-NATSO Foundation Index is produced quarterly and offers NATSO members the opportunity to compare their weekly convenience store purchases with travel plazas and truckstops convenience stores served by McLane.

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Jump 3 Percent in Q1 2012

June 18, 2012

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Jump 3 Percent in Q1 2012

McLane/NATSO Foundation Index reports the average purchases per truckstop jumped to $15,600 from $15,100 per week compared with the same three-month period in 2011.

NATSO Show Offers Unique Educational Opportunities Designed for Future Success

February 6, 2012

NATSO Show Offers Unique Educational Opportunities Designed for Future Success

Attendees will walk away with knowledge on pricing structure options, the forecast of DEF and much more in this session designed to make independent operators savvy DEF sellers.

Travel Centers Add Healthy and Time-Saving Options

July 1, 2011

Travel Centers Add Healthy and Time-Saving Options

Travel centers add healthy and time-saving options.

The NATSO Foundation Offers Insights for Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators

March 1, 2011

The NATSO Foundation Offers Insights for Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators

To help operators better understand industry trends and benchmark themselves against their peers, McLane and The NATSO Foundation have joined together to produce the McLane – NATSO Foundation Index.

Snack-Size Portions Can Result in Full-Size Profits

August 1, 2010

Snack-Size Portions Can Result in Full-Size Profits

Alerting truckstop managers to this new trend could boost restaurant sales and increase profits for locations and their suppliers alike.

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