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Drugstores Are Offering Increased Competition to Truckstops

September 1, 2017

Drugstores Are Offering Increased Competition to Truckstops

More and more businesses are expanding their services and creeping into territory that was once served primarily by the truckstop and travel plaza industry. Throughout the year, Stop Watch is examining specific groups that are entering this space, including dealerships, carriers’ distribution centers and turnpikes, how they’re changing and what NATSO members need to know about the category. Visit www.natso.com/increasedcompetition to see all the articles.

Increased Competition: Battling Big Box Retailers

June 30, 2017

Increased Competition: Battling Big Box Retailers

Big box stores are working to create greater convenience for shoppers and finding ways to get shoppers to buy something they didn’t traditionally buy at the location.

Increased Competition: Understanding Digital Disruptors

May 1, 2017

Increased Competition: Understanding Digital Disruptors

E-commerce is on the rise and it is having a wide-ranging ripple effect on retailers and shoppers alike. Not only is e-commerce shaping what customers buy inside of physical retail locations, but it is also changing the supply chain, traffic patterns and the needs of over-the-road drivers while also increasing customers’ expectations of convenience.

INCREASED COMPETITION: Keeping an Eye on Truck Terminals And Dealerships

March 1, 2017

INCREASED COMPETITION: Keeping an Eye on Truck Terminals And Dealerships

Trucking companies are constantly working to attract and retain drivers, and many are focusing on their terminals and offerings as ways to improve the driver experience, which could decrease the number of services drivers seek out on the road.

Increased Truckstop Competition: Who are the Threats?

January 1, 2017

Increased Truckstop Competition: Who are the Threats?

More and more businesses are expanding their services and creeping into territory that was once served primarily by the truckstop and travel plaza industry. Interstate convenience stores are adding diesel fueling lanes and expanding services, big box retailers are adding quick-service foods, interstate restaurants are adding gasoline fueling lanes and confectionary products, and motor carriers are adding driver services and conveniences to their distribution centers.

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.