Channel: Category Managers

Hydrive Energy Water
Beverages
Two new flavors hit shelve in time for springtime refreshment
GasBuddy coupons loyalty (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Services
New portal aims to drive in-store traffic, sales
TravelCenters of America ADFLOW (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Technology
Deploying digital signage, integrated with enterprise resource planning, for truck service division
KickBacl Points.com loyalty (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Marketing Strategies
Cardholders can now convert points, miles from other loyalty programs
CSP Magazine
Rising: pain reliever liquids, feminine pain relievers, cold-remedy liquids, stomach-remedy tablets, sleeping remedies and more. Sliding: cold-remedy tablets, couch syrups, diarrhea tablets, energy shots, vitamins, more.
Black market contraband cigarettes tobacco (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Tobacco
Wall Street Journal op-ed suggests an answer
CSP Magazine
Retailer targets the new core c-store consumer with toys, gifts and private-label items
Northern Tier Eby-Brown (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
General Merchandise
Names convenience-store distributor as a Strategic Partner of the Year
CSP Magazine
As I look over an analysis Management Science Associates (MSA) recently completed on convenience-store sales, I am struck by the different buying habits of the current c-store shopper and the habits’ potential effect on category management.

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