Topics: Vendor Tips

Converse with Your Customers Via Social Media

NATSO's Facebook page is another tool for connecting with travel plaza and truckstops. NATSO's twitter feed is a great resource for the latest industry news. More

Increasing Female Customers can Boost Sales for Truckstop Operators and Their Suppliers

By promoting offerings that appeal to women, truckstop operators and their suppliers can boost overall sales among that demographic. More

The Average Truckstops Offers Food, Fuel and More

In The Trucker’s Friend, de Vos lists 6,000 locations professional drivers can stop. “About 3,500 are just a convenience store with a pump. They are places that truckers fuel sometimes, but they don’t have any showers or parking,” he said. More

Travel Channel Provides Unique Look at Life Within a Truckstop

Industry suppliers who would like to get an around-the-clock inside look at life within a truckstop can tune in and watch Truckstop USA on the Travel Channel. The reality show features NATSO member Midway Truck Stop, which is located halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo. The location boasts more than a dozen different businesses on 200 acres and is an oasis for highway travelers and locals alike. More

Target Responds to Growing Consumer Interest in Fresh Foods

Target will have remodeled 90 general merchandise stores by the end of June so they can feature a full selection of affordable fresh foods, the company said. More

A Day in the Life of a NATSO Truckstop Member

As the general manager for Silver's Travel Center and Casino, Frog City Travel Plaza and Henderson Travel Plaza in Louisiana, Hicks starts his days early and is on the go until he walks out the door in the evening. More

Fuel Retailers Finding it Difficult to Turn a Profit

Decreased fuel consumption, the high price of fuel and high credit card fees are taking their toll on fuel station owners nationwide. More

Sales of Snacks are on the Rise

48 percent of consumers polled said they’re now snacking at least twice a day, compared to 25 percent in 2010. More

Industry Joins Together to Protect Small Businesses, Jobs

This week the Senate rejected an amendment that would have jeopardized thousands of jobs and businesses. More

Connect with Customers After the Show

“If we spent a bit of time genuinely interested in a service or product, for the vendor to reach out and touch base afterwards is usually appreciated by me and if I'm not interested, I'll just let them know that,” said Walt Muralt president of Muralt’s Travel Plaza in Missoula, Mont. More

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