C-Store growth means better promotions take, staff work, and store profits. The growth occurs  by using analytics and AI technology. It reviews all sales detail from which opportunities are identified. For example, the analysis shows the actual take-rates as well as the stores and cashiers sales rankings. The simple list makes it easy to teach cashiers and fix the product placement at specific stores.  The program then identifies the things you need to do to increase your sales. Operators then use these specific items to start staff selling games, find  stores that are not selling enough and reward top staff.

Owners, as well as area and store managers save time when they have a short list of important work. That is, solving a problem is easier when the precise issue is clear. Having a list of work issues delivered with the supporting facts eliminates time waste. For example, knowing which cashiers are not having the same rate of upselling pinpoints who needs help. Likewise, seeing how two stores with similar traffic are not selling the same allows for a quick inspection to find the issue. The result is c-store growth when top managers focus on the most important sales items.

C-Store Performance – 5 Obstacles to Growth

Five Obstacles to C-Store Growth

October 28, 2018 — 

Henry Ford stated that obstacles are the things you see when you take your eye off the goal. As such, it may be useful to identify five obstacles to c-store growth. That way, if you experience them, it will be easier to re-focus on the goal of growing your c-store performance.  Obviously, it’s hard to

C-Stores - The Top 20 Companies Own 30% of All Stores - How Do They Do It?

The Top 20 Chains Own 30% of All C-Stores – How Do They Do It?

October 9, 2018 — 

According to Convenience Store News the top 20 chains own 30% of all the c-stores in the USA. Growing same-store sales test even experienced operators. But the numbers reveal just how much more challenging it is to add new stores. In 2017, the total number of C-Stores in the United States increased by only 423.

C-Store Performance – ROI of Growth – How much profit from 1%?

The ROI of C-Store Growth – How much profit from 1%?

September 30, 2018 — 

Generating growth provides cash and resources. The ROI of c-store growth is amazing. Driving extra sales puts profit directly to the bottom line. That is why promotions and upselling generate important results. The example below shows how a typical store with inside sales of $85,000 per month at a 27% margin can increase annual bottom

C-Store Performance – The Proven System for Growth

The Proven System for C-Store Growth

September 25, 2018 — 

Big chains keep getting bigger. There is a reason. Many use a proven system for c-store growth. Top growth derives from operational maturity, defined as mastery of five c-store performance management areas.   I. Back Office Managing finance, inventory and pricing II. Staffing Hiring, on-boarding and retaining III. Operations Delivering convenience consistently and profitably IV.

Image of c-store. There are five reasons to use c-store retail data analytics. C-store operators use retail analytics and these five beneficial attributes to control the store performance, save time and increase profits.

Growing Your Business Through Successful Dealers – Southern New England Energy Conference Monday, Sept 24 10:00 AM

September 17, 2018 — 

Growing Your Business Through Successful Dealers – Southern New England Energy Conference Monday, Sept 24 10:00 AM Breakout Session C-Store Performance for Jobbers – Growing Your Business Through Successful Dealers  “C-Store Performance – The proven way to increase sales, simplify work and make time to grow.” Presented by BandyWorks CEO, Tom Bandy If the dealers to

8 Steps Consultants Use to Increase C-Store Sales

Consultants Use 8 Steps to Increase C-Store Sales

August 8, 2018 — 

Sometimes familiarity and routine can block easy changes that can increase your c-store sales. That is why operators say that consultants increase c-store sales. Getting a fresh set of eyes to work with your team can be a quick  way to find a few break-through changes that can increase sales. Habits and history can sometimes

C-Store Cigarette Scan Data Software Increases Tobacco Sales

C-Store Cigarette Scan Data Increases Tobacco Sales

August 2, 2018 — 

C-Store cigarette scan data increases tobacco sales by getting rebates from Altria and RJR and by increasing your sales volume using discounts that are reimbursed to you. If you have loyalty you can dramatically increase the value by giving your clients as much as $1 per transaction – again reimbursed to you. So you get

C-Store Customer Survey Software Strengthens the Customer Experience

C-Store Customer Survey Software Strengthens the Customer Experience

July 29, 2018 — 

C-Store customer survey software strengthens the customer experience by collecting important customer feedback directly as they shop. It may take courage and patience, but who better than your customers know what they want? It can be painful to hear, but learning abut problems directly and quickly can save time and help you to keep customers

C-Store Employee Retention - Two Birds with One Stone

C-Store Employee Retention – Two Birds with One Stone

July 18, 2018 — 

C-Store employee retention is a must-measure goal for any successful operation. A nice benefit of working to retain employees is that often the very work that helps keep them also makes them a better asset to the company. C-Store training programs are like the stone that gets two birds. It makes the employee work more

C-Store Shift Planning - Getting Labor Hours Right

C-Store Shift Planning – Getting Labor Hours Right

July 5, 2018 — 

C-store shift planning – getting labor hours right – is one of the most challenging jobs. Having the correct hours allocated by shift ensures you can maintain the customer experience while keeping costs in line with store sales. Getting the labor hours right is a key to ensure you have good operations with the labor

Choosing Between Gas and Tobacco C-Store Loyalty? New managers must learn the important of scan data and loyalty programs.

C-Store Managers – What Do You Need to Increase Sales?

July 2, 2018 — 

We asked our best C-Store Managers – What Do You Need to Increase Sales? We often work with top stores that already have great customer service, nice clean stores and top results. The expectation was more money for new hires and bigger bonuses for increased sales results. We certainly heard about more money with a

How C-Store Managers Get More Upselling

C-Store Managers Drive More Upselling

June 20, 2018 — 

C-Store managers drive more upselling by getting staff out of the comfort zone. The biggest obstacle to consistent upselling is cashier reluctance or discomfort. Store managers consistently state that upselling works when done well. Many, however, argue that getting consistent upselling from cashiers is not an easy task. Just like most things building a habit