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Trends To Target Unhealthy Foods: What Does It Mean for Truckstops

August 31, 2016

Trends To Target Unhealthy Foods: What Does It Mean for Truckstops

From menu labeling requirements to taxes on sodas, there is a push at the federal and state levels to discourage the consumption of certain types of foods. The trend is increasing the number of regulations truckstop and travel plaza operators must adhere to and could alter sales.

15 Consumer Trends Shaping Retail Operations Today And in the Future from Coca Cola [Infographic]

March 1, 2016

15 Consumer Trends Shaping Retail Operations Today And in the Future from Coca Cola [Infographic]

Being in the retail business, consumer trends greatly shape the truckstop and travel plaza business. During NATSO’s fall board meeting, Coca-Cola shared these key consumer trends. Truckstop operators should read them and take note on how they will impact their business—both today and five years from now.

Customization + Variety = The Future of Truckstop Beverage Sales

June 30, 2015

Customization + Variety = The Future of Truckstop Beverage Sales

From traditional and craft sodas to coconut water to energy drinks, today’s consumers have more choices than ever when selecting a beverage, and the number of drinks competing for cooler space is expected to grow

Are Your Truckstop Customers Buyers Or Shoppers

March 1, 2015

Are Your Truckstop Customers Buyers Or Shoppers

The majority of customers walk into a store either knowing exactly what they want or planning to look around. For retailers, that means they have two distinct customer types they need to cater to—shoppers and buyers. By understanding each group, truckstop operators can improve customer service, strategize promotions and improve their marketing, all of which can add up to increased profits.

Operators Increase Beverage Sales With The Right Product Mix

March 1, 2014

Operators Increase Beverage Sales With The Right Product Mix

Whether they come from the cooler, the fountain or the coffee bar, beverages make up a significant portion of travel plaza and truckstop sales. Stocking the right mix and the latest offerings not only keeps customers happy, it also increases sales. To ensure they have desirable products, operators can monitor traffic patterns, get to know their customers and stay current on the latest trends.

New Representatives Elected to Chairman's Circle Advisory Board

February 18, 2013

New Representatives Elected to Chairman's Circle Advisory Board

NATSO would like to extend its congratulations to the following Chairman's Circle representatives elected to the 2013 NATSO Chairman's Circle Advisory Board (CCAB) during the recently held NATSO Show in Savannah, Ga.: Roger Phillips with Bridgestone, Kurt Fuller with Chevron Lubricants, John McMahan with Coca Cola, Jim Manning with Double Coin Tire, Dan Hudson with First Data, Jeff Irwin with Mobil Delvac, Ed Brown with Orion Food Systems, Gary Haer with Renewable Energy Group, Doug Tucker with Shell Rotella, Robert De Vos with The Trucker's Friend, and Gigi Rollins with Valvoline. Ed Brown with Orion Food Systems was elected by his peers to serve as chairman.

New Educational Opportunities at The NATSO Show

January 23, 2012

New Educational Opportunities at The NATSO Show

Attendees of The NATSO Show will have the option to attend three breakout sessions Monday afternoon in the first block of breakout sessions.