Topics: Great Ideas

Great Ideas In Food Service From Independent Truckstop Operators

I’ve written about it many times, but it bears repeating, “Food service is becoming a more and more important component of the overall sales at truckstops and travel plazas.” Today’s customers are demanding greater quality and convenience in the food they purchase and smart operators are capitalizing on this demand. Here are just a few of the great ideas in food service I’ve seen recently. More

Execution of The Fundamentals Will Make Your Truckstop Excel

Execution when committed to forces you to look at what you can really do. It forces you to be more realistic and focus on those things that really make a difference. More

Increased Engagement With Direct Managers

An employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager is the most critical factor in employee engagement. Effective managers who can coach employees and maintain day-to-day relationships will have a more productive workforce. More

16 Ideas On How To Deal With Unproductive Inventory At Your Truckstop

Here are 16 actionable ways to limit the negative impact of your unproductive inventory. More

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Truckstop Inventory

We are well into the new year and hopefully each of you are working through your inventory reduction plans after fourth quarter and the holiday season. More

Davis Travel Centers Gives Back

For Davis Travel Centers, which operates three locations in Virginia, community ties run deep. Every year, the staff and owners support a number of causes to benefit the local hospitals and schools. More

Seven Tips to Maintain Sales Amid Growing Competition

I think it is fair to say that our industry is seeing many ‘X factor’ locations begin to take shape in our fuel and retail environment. New entries to our industry as well as those that may be returning to the market after some absence are beginning to dot the interstate landscape. They are staking their claim to the interstate customer and most are performing well, taking market share from here and there. More

Driving Growth Through Innovation

When Seth Goldman, president and chief executive officer of the beverage company Honest Tea, set out to enter the beverage market, he was met with a number of challenges, making innovation crucial. More

Why To Include Healthy Soups and Salads At Your Truckstop

Most locations are now offering some type of salad offering which has been a positive for sales and profitability. If you have not considered soups as part of your fresh food offering, it is time to do so. When it comes to soups it is important to keep a very open mind to what may sell in the ever changing food environment. Ongoing emphasis on healthful eating along with the rise of the fast-casual segment and retail prepared foods are both creating greater demand for soups and salads. The research firm Technomic reports that 54 percent of consumers purchase soup from a dining establishment at least once a week. More

Nine Things to Pack for The NATSO Show

With The NATSO Show just weeks away, now is the time prepare to make sure you make the most of your time in Las Vegas. Here are nine things you should have in your suitcase before you embark on your trip to The NATSO Show 2015. More