A new movement is afoot in c-stores. Retailers are adding cushioned seats, tables, fireplaces, free Wi-Fi and other items that encourage our customer to linger. We at CSP have coined a term for this phenomenon. We call it “stay awhile.”
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!