Topics: Retail Sales

Cars, Carrots and Christian Faith in Glenrio, N.M.

Russell’s Truck and Travel Center 2 has it all—a business built on Christian values, a one-in-a-million car museum, a family of owners skilled in grocery items and even a director of operations that sleeps on location. More

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 6% Vs. 2011

The total merchandise purchases per week per travel plaza and truckstop were up 6% for all of 2012 compared to 2011 according to the 4th Quarter 2012 McLane-NATSO Foundation Index. Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,545 per week during 2012 versus $15,616 in 2011. More

Laplace Travel Center, Poker and Plenty More

Michael Sibley, President of LaPlace Travel Center in LaPlace, La. talks to Stop Watch about how he has improved his business. More

Negotiating Vendor Contracts Members Only Join or Login

When business owners make their way to the negotiating table, preparation is the key to success. More

Get To Know Your Fuel Customers Members Only Join or Login

Knowing what products to stock and when can boost sales and profits for truckstop and travel plaza operators. Operators take time to get to know the drivers who come into their locations each day, but to foster long-term relationships, they must also get to know the corporate executives at the trucking companies where those drivers work. More

Stop Watch Magazine Seeks Sources on Upselling

NATSO is interested in talking with operators who have developed upselling programs for an upcoming issue of Stop Watch. More

DAS Receives the 2012 Design of the Times Platinum Best of Category Award

DAS has received the 2012 Design of the Times Platinum Best of Category Award in the convenience retail category from the Path to Purchase Institute for its EEC (Electronic Engagement Center) Endcap Display. More

How Do You Combat Shrinkage in Your Store?

By far our best asset protection is our employees. More

Shoppers Continue to Make Impulse Buys

Impulse purchases are alive and well among consumers. More

Top Retailers Rolling Out Mobile Payments, ACH Cards

Two of the nation's largest retailers last week announced new payment technology options. More

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