A recent visit to the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) conference yielded some positive insights for convenience stores. As a solution-neutral consultancy, we are always on the lookout for ways to drive improvements for our c-store clients. EXPO visits and discussions with several service providers indicated that many companies are pushing hard to adjust their models in order to become a better fit for the c-store channel.
- Modifying their solutions to address the unique needs of c-stores
- Adjusting their pricing models to make their offerings more cost-effective
- Leveraging new technologies to offer additional functionality
That’s good news for c-store operators as they now have access to more solutions that can help strengthen their offer, execution, and profits. Now is a good time for c-stores to take another look at everything from analytics, price optimization, foodservice management, and other solutions to determine if their needs can be better addressed in a cost-effective manner.