Technology: Bits, Bytes and Data Crunches
New technologies are making their way from the forecourt and convenience store into the back office, affecting the entire retail loop, from consumer to chain executive. And with each new development, operators must decide if each is more about hype or if it can really pull in more traffic, cut energy costs or sell more doughnuts.
Industry View: Embarking on Frontier Adventures
A brand-new RV makes thorough use of space through technology, taking every available inch and expanding living space when the vehicle was stationary for the night. The coolest reminded me of merchandising innovations such as mobile displays and suction-cup devices that create more efficient c-store spaces.