Topics: Truckstop Business

Finding and Fostering Great Ideas with NATSO

Technology is changing, the retail experience is changing and customers needs are changing. That means NATSO members must observe the trends and innovate to remain relevant. Finding and applying great ideas has become so important. The good news is NATSO provides many ways to gather ideas. More

3 Reasons To Care About The Cold Coffee Category from S&D Coffee & Tea

Iced coffee. Cold brew coffee. Frozen coffee. These aren’t just variations on a theme; each is a distinct member of a larger beverage category that is gaining prominence: cold coffee. When it comes to the cold coffee category, operators need to pay attention. Here are three reasons to care about the cold coffee category. More

Logo Droppers Gives Away Custom Guitar at NATSO Connect 2018

On March 6th Logo Droppers delivered a custom guitar to the Busy Bee chain of convenience stores and truck stop based in Florida. Elizabeth Waring, president of Busy Bee, won the custom guitar as part of a give away at NATSO Connect, which ran Feb. 10-13. More

Strategic Plans Help Us Stay Focused And Move Forward

As an association, NATSO is tasked with bringing value to our members and our partners, and to ensure we continue to do that, NATSO’s board of directors and staff have been working together on the association’s long-term strategic plan. More

Decrease Shrink to Increase Profitability at Your Truckstop [Infographic]

Retail losses can add up to big bucks for operators, and any net operating cost improvement plan should include a robust plan to manage retail and cost shrink. More

Boost Sales and Reward Customers with Loyalty Programs at Your Truckstop Members Only Join or Login

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Repeat customers are extremely valuable to businesses, and when done right, loyalty programs can draw in shoppers while also boosting sales for the location. That creates a win/win situation for customers as well as the businesses they frequent. More

Maximizing the Path to Purchase at Your Truckstop with Beverages Members Only Join or Login

Beverages are big business for the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas. During NATSO Connect, Stephanie Kowitz, senior manager of shopper Insights for The Coca-Cola Co., said beverages are the No. 1 reason for a trip to the store and account for more than one in four trips. More

Expand Your Truckstop's Labor Pool with Non-Traditional Hires Members Only Join or Login

Finding and retaining employees is often a top concern of truckstop and travel plaza operators, and it can become even more challenging when unemployment levels drop. More

Everything is Extra Nice at Danny's Big Rig Resort

If you are wondering if Danny’s Big Rig Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, is a truckstop or a resort, the answer is both. “It is a truckstop for owner operators with money. If you’re trying to get something for a discounted price, this isn’t the right spot,” explains the owner, Vicki Hendon. More

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Minnesota Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Minnesota Human Trafficking Investigations Task Force, the Minnesota Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking April 17 for a regional meeting in St. Paul, Minn., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state. This private event is scheduled to be held April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul. More