So the year 2015 brings with it the celebration of two silver anniversaries for us: one company and one personal. And actually, it represents one ruby anniversary as well. The year 2015 marks 40 years of my being involved with the convenience retail and petroleum industry.
I am amazed by the effect a rebirth of existing convenience-store facilities can have on a marketplace, existing and potential customers, and a company itself. It is one of the very few actions that can so dramatically affect a company’s bottom line.
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!