Podcast: The Flow of Information—Trends in Dispensed Beverages

Stinker Stores’ Billy Colemire talks making contingency plans, being more proactive, boosting buying power

CHICAGO — Billy Colemire, director of marketing at Boise, Idaho-based Stinker Stores, talks with CSP Editor Chuck Ulie about trends in dispensed beverages, including supply-chain challenges and making contingency plans, in this episode of “At Your Convenience.”

Colemire, a finalist this year in CSP’s Category Manager of the Year Awards, also discusses how Stinker Stores has taken a more proactive approach to change instead of simply reacting when a new competitor comes along. He also discusses limited-time offers (LTOs), strategic signage, the chain's hot beverage program and how he increased Stinker Stores’ buying power.

In addition, Colemire talks about casting a wider net to attract customers (millennials, women, Gen Z) outside their core group through new, better-for-you messaging and by offering a larger assortment of products.

“At Your Convenience” brings industry experts and analysts together with CSP editors to discuss the latest in c-store news and trends. From mergers and acquisitions to foodservice and technology, the podcast delivers the story straight to listeners in short-format episodes, perfect for the morning commute or a quick break at the office.

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