Topics: Retail Sales

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

A Day in the Life of a NATSO Truckstop Operator: Keith Wade, Petro Dodge City #397

When you’re preparing to greet 1,000 drivers or more a day, mornings come early. For Keith Wade, operations director at Petro Dodge City #397 in Hanceville, Ala., each day starts with two cups of coffee and plenty of conversation with his staff. He likes to learn what is going on in each department and hear about the managers’ plans for the day. More

Jubitz Travel Center Gets It Right

Founded in 1952 as a truck leasing company, Jubitz Travel Center has been a fixture in the Northwest since opening in its current North Portland location in 1958. More

Simmons Travel Center: Where the Drivers Always Come Back Happy

Take exit 8 off I-95 in emporia, Va., and you’ll find NATSO member Simmons Travel Center. In business since 1941, the location offers a haircut at their hair salon, a slice of pizza from Hunt Brothers Pizza and perhaps most importantly, a friendly smile to greet every customer. When you leave, you’ll want to come back or at least that is the goal at this family-owned location. “Our motto is bring them back happy,” shared General Manager Tony Moore. More

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 10% Vs. 2012

The total merchandise purchases per week per travel plaza and truckstop excluding cigaretteswere up 10% for the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012 according to the 1st Quarter 2013 McLane-NATSO Foundation Index. Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,332 per week during the first quarter of 2013 versus $15,578 during the first quarter of 2012. More

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

At least 18 state legislatures have either passed tax increases this year to fund infrastructure or are considering it. More

You Have Questions. We Have Answers.

One of NATSO’s primary roles is to deliver solutions to members’ challenges. Each day members tap into the expertise of NATSO’s staff for answers to some of their most pressing questions. Stop Watch compiled some recent member inquiries and sat down with Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, for detailed answers. More

Minimize Employee and Vendor Theft Members Only Join or Login

Losses from theft—also called shrink—are a part of life for retailers. Shrink will never be completely eliminated, but truckstop and travel plaza operators can take steps to minimize it. More

Quick Facts and Figures Relevant to Truckstops, March 18

U.S. retail pump prices for diesel exhaust fluid remained steady in February at $2.79 a gallon, the third straight month they have held at that level, according to the latest DEF Tracker. More

Suggestive Selling Boosts Profits While Benefiting Customers

“If you’re suggestive selling, you’re greeting customers when they come in, you’re having conversations with them, and you’re paying attention to merchandise.” More

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