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Community drives this year’s winners in store design, merchandising and charity recognition

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- In any given year, the editors, meeting coordinators and CSPedia staff at CSP Business Media talk with hundreds of retailers about the retail programs that are solving their problems and helping them improve foot traffic. Once a year, we put our heads together to pick...

Cobblestone soap shooter

The soap shooting range at Cobblestone Auto Spa & Market lets customers fire soap at their vehicle as it goes through the car wash.

Conference goers get a look at sprawling site with a little bit of everything

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- With 10 Shell-branded gasoline pumps, a tunnel wash, quick lube, window tinting, convenience store, Dunkin Donuts and more, the Cobblestone Auto Spa & Market has something for everyone. On the Tuesday morning of our CRU14 visit, a steady stream of cars pulled into the car...

Retailers eat up the sights at Corner Store's 5,500-square-foot conveniencestore
W. Scott Mitchell

Retailers eat up the sights at this 5,500-square-foot store

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- The convenience store tours are always very popular at CSP events, and as part of Convenience Retailing University 2014, our visit this week to a Corner Store site in El Mirage, Ariz., had our attendees talking. “I lover the openness, the bright, colorful signage, the LED...

At last, the reasons a loyalty program does or doesn’t connect hits home
Holding 2014 roundtable meetings to help independent operators with programs
The #CRU14 blog brings you insights, tips, data and photos from CSP’s annual conference
Loyalty programs and alternative fuels standing out, too
An app is good, but don’t rule out mobile, web searches
Program streamlines ordering process for branded materials and services
Nearly third of consumers worried about safety of personal information