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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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How to Become a Successful C-Store Entrepreneur

Feb 7, 2020 12:01:00 PM / by Wolfgang Manz posted in Convenience Store, Gas Station

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f you’re reading this article, chances are you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are interested in learning what it takes to open and operate a convenience store. Well, you’re in luck!

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are over 272 million registered vehicles on roadways each day.  Convenience stores provide the motoring public a place to refuel their vehicles and bodies when tank gauges get low, cravings for a sweet treat kick-in, or when mother nature calls.  With the right location, inventory, merchandise, branding, and pricing, a convenience store can often be a lucrative business.

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The Looming EMV Viability Shift

Jan 10, 2020 11:59:00 AM / by Wolfgang Manz posted in Gas Station

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 As the EMV — short for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa — liability shift deadline at the fuel dispenser looms, retailers from across the U.S. have been scrambling to make the best decision for their business and customers.  Safeguarding payments at the pump can be a complicated and costly task, especially considering there are billions of transactions processed by over 160,000 convenience stores in the U.S. each year.

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Vendors: How to Make the Right Choice for Your C-Store

Nov 10, 2019 11:53:00 AM / by Wolfgang Manz posted in Convenience Store

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Convenience stores in Texas are regulated by over 25 state and federal agencies.  These regulations ensure the business operates at a high standard and protects consumers from bad actors. 

Due to the complexities and often immediate needs involved in owning, operating, and maintaining a convenience store, the vendors you select can have a major impact on the profitability of a business.  So, what should convenience stores consider when it comes to selecting not just a vendor, but a business partner? While there is no one size fits all formula, here are a few key factors to look for the next time you go out to bid for your next project.

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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Responding to Reviews

Oct 11, 2019 11:50:00 AM / by Wolfgang Manz posted in Convenience Store, Gas Station

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In today’s technology-driven and highly-transparent society, reviews have become a powerful tool used by customers to share their experiences.  Websites like Yelp and Google provide a platform that give convenience stores an opportunity to right their wrongs, deliver stellar customer service, and communicate their brand online — where potential customers can see it.

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PWM Visits TXFF Summit

Sep 20, 2019 11:36:00 AM / by PWM Marketing posted in Community

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A big thank you to Texas Food & Fuel for a great TFFA Summit event! We enjoyed our time at the Capitol talking to representatives about the issues we face in our industry.

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