Topics: Retail Sales

Eight Ideas to Help Draw Summer Traffic Into Your Truckstop or Travel Center

Eight Ideas to Help Draw Summer Traffic Into Your Truckstop or Travel Center

Whether it is fresh food to stock the fridge, s’mores supplies, or recreation items such as bait, truckstops and travel centers should consider offering things they may not have sold before this summer. NATSO's Darren Schulte and Amy Toner sat down to talk about ideas to bring families and RVers through the doors. More

What Do the Latest Trends in Retail Mean for Truckstops? Members Only Join or Login

The retail industry has experienced significant change over the past decade, and the pace of change shows no signs of slowing down. While no retailer will be exempt from the changing face of retail, staying current on industry trends can help truckstop and travel plaza operators prepare for the future. More

Get Consumers to Travel Through Your Whole Truckstop Store

During the Good to Great Session at NATSO Connect, the other panelists and I shared our thoughts on what drives traffic through a location. What was interesting was that we all had slightly different ideas. That shows how important it is for operators to really understand who their current customers are and, if they are looking to attract different ones, find the solution that is best for that specific location. More

Increase Sales at Your Truckstop with Top-Selling Items Members Only Join or Login

Stocking the shelves with top-selling items can keep customers coming back and increase profits. More

The Importance of an Average Ticket at Your Truckstop [Infographic]

Converting customers into purchasing customers and growing the average tickets has a direct impact on the bottom line. More

Improve Your Truckstop's Net Operating Cost By Increasing Sales Members Only Join or Login

For truckstop and travel plaza operators, net operating cost provides insight into their locations’ profitability, efficiency and success, which explains why operators are constantly looking to improve their net operating cost. More

8 Ways to Maximize Slow Times at Your Truckstop Members Only Join or Login

Even the busiest locations experience slow times of the day, and operators said they use those slow periods to prepare for peak times and get creative to boost business during traditionally slow times. More

Increase Sales at Your Truckstop With A Strong Retail Program Members Only Join or Login

All truckstop operators are working to get customers in the door and to the cash register, and a well-planned retail strategy can do just that. Yet all too often, business owners are trying to be everything to everybody, which can do more harm than good. More

Five Tips For Boosting Truckstop Profits And Engaging Employees With Suggestive Selling

A subtle suggestion can add up to big sales for truckstop and travel plazas, and staff at Cash Magic Truck Plaza and Casino, which operates 22 locations, has turned suggestive selling into an art form. More

Truckstops Purchase 35% More Grocery Products

The January to December 2013 McLane/NATSO Foundation Index is now out. The index found that average purchases per truckstop jumped to $16,335 per week during 2013, compared with $15,784 in 2012. More

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