Increase Sales at Your Truckstop with Top-Selling Items

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Stocking the shelves with top-selling items can keep customers coming back and increase profits, but finding the hot items isn’t always easy. NATSO members told Stop Watch they turn to trade shows, outside retailers and social media to find the next hot item, and they are sometimes sur­prised by what sells and what doesn’t.  

Uncovering the Next Hot Item
Truckstop and travel plaza operators said they look for inspiration in sev­eral places. Herb Hargraves, director of fuel and retail operations for Cash Magic Casino, visits local competi­tion, grocery stores and large chain retailers to see what they are selling...

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Before launching a full-time freelance career, Long edited NATSO's Stop Watch magazine. Prior to that Long worked as a staff reporter for Transport Topics, a weekly trade newspaper, covering freight transportation, fuel and environmental issues. In addition to covering the transportation sector, Long has written, reported and edited for a variety of media outlets. She was the Washington correspondent for WCAX-TV (CBS) in Burlington, Vt., a criminal court reporter in Chicago and a freelance copy editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Washington D.C. Long hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.More
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Supplier Focus:
DAS Companies, Inc.KSG Distributing, Inc.Paragon Solutions
Retailer Featured:
Cash Magic CasinoFlynn's Travel PlazaHat Six Travel Plaza

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