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Five C-Store Design Trends for the COVID-19 Era

Apr 20, 2021 12:33:00 PM / by PWM Marketing posted in Convenience Store

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The c-store industry has demonstrated resilience this past year during the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Greg Parker, founder and CEO of a chain of 66 Georgia-based c-stores, told CSP magazine that much like c-stores were recession-proof during the financial market crisis over a decade ago, the industry was appearing pandemic-proof.

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Sign Visibility Key to Showcasing Your Brand, Fuel Prices, In-Store Offers

Mar 25, 2021 2:30:00 PM / by PWM Marketing posted in Convenience Store, Gas Station, Trends

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Americans just don’t drive out of a necessity but continue to have a love affair with their cars. Consider that a cars.com survey two years ago found that 73 percent love their car a lot; 69 percent have a significant pride in their vehicle; and 63 percent confessed they service their rides more often than they visit the dentist.

With apologies to Elon Musk, not even the rising popularity of electric vehicles, or the COVID-19 pandemic can stem the tide of Americans needing to fill up at the pump each day.

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Global Food, Drink and Foodservice Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Mar 2, 2021 2:29:00 PM / by PWM Marketing posted in Trends

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International consumer research organization Mintel released a report in January that highlights three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries in 2021 and beyond.

The “2021 Global Food and Drink Trends” report includes analysis and insights into consumer behavior for 2021 as well as the next five years.

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Pent-up Demand Forecasted to Lead to Higher Fuel Prices in 2021 & 2022

Feb 8, 2021 1:50:00 PM / by PWM Marketing posted in Insider, Community

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Pent-up travel demand and expected economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has forecasters calling for rising fuel prices over the next two years.

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Shielding Your Convenience Store from COVID-19 Lawsuits Without Sacrificing Safety

Sep 22, 2020 11:32:05 AM / by Wolfgang Manz

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*Disclaimer: This article is not intended to serve as legal advice or to support or oppose COVID-19 related lawsuits.

Millions of Americans have seen their lives and businesses upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. The disruption includes shelter-in-place orders, social distancing, and an unemployment rate that is currently clawing its way back to pre-pandemic numbers. At the same time, employers across the country are facing a wave of lawsuits by employees claiming they contracted COVID-19 because of gross negligence. This trend has led lawmakers to propose legislation that would provide businesses liability protections during the pandemic.

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C-Stores in the COVID-19 Era

Sep 16, 2020 2:22:42 PM / by Wolfgang Manz posted in Convenience Store

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It feels like it has been years since March when many Americans — except for essential workers and businesses, including convenience stores — were ordered to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Automobile Fuel Consumption Trends

Aug 20, 2020 10:04:00 AM / by PWM Marketing posted in Gas Station

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Fuel drives our economies. It powers the delivery trucks that keep our convenience stores stocked, generates some of our electricity and most importantly keeps our cars going. While most of the regular citizen fuel consumption in the past was in cars when commuting to work, the past few years have seen a dramatic shift into more recreational vehicle fuel consumption as more people hit the road for endless road trips.

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In-Store Sales More Important Than Ever as Retailers Face Double Whammy at the Pump

May 15, 2020 12:07:00 PM / by Wolfgang Manz posted in Convenience Store, Gas Station

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American convenience store operators have seen a drop in fuel demand before. They have also seen fuel oversupply. Just never at the same time.

In the realm of normal analytics this simply should not happen, but the combination of a screeching halt to U.S. travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, plus the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has produced a double whammy at the pump.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Profit Boards

Apr 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM / by PWM Marketing posted in Electronic Profit Board

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Advertising changes as technology changes. Instead of using some form of paper advertising or banner in your storefront, you can now use electronic profit boards. Thanks to technology, electronic profit boards can be used for advertising, and best of all, the message or image they display can be frequently changed. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions you may have about electronic profit boards. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Apr 2, 2020 12:03:00 PM / by Wolfgang Manz posted in Community

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To Our Customers, 

PWM Electronic Price Signs is Stocked and Ready for Your Business. 

During these uncertain and challenging times, it is important that we all work together to make the best of a trying situation. As people around the world are struggling with how to stay safe while maintaining their daily needs, we are banding together to determine how best to respond.

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