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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...