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Thriving on Teamwork

Getting one store back in order in just two-and-a-half days proved to be the ultimate retail challenge. By Jim Callahan. One of my retail clients recently had to take back two failed convenience stores—that were in extremely bad condition—from a franchisee on a Wednesday and wanted them back online by the weekend. I love a

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Retailers Urged to Lighten Up

While LED lighting has helped many businesses reduce their carbon footprint, each retailer must decide if the endeavor is a worthy long-term investment. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. During holiday season 2011, the 74-foot Norway spruce in New York City’s Rockefeller Center was covered in 30,000 multicolored light-emitting diodes (LED). Those glowing decorations were an

Fullerton am/pm forecourt after upgrading to energy efficient magnetic induction lighting.

Go Green, Save Green

How one retail chain saved $20,000 annually by turning to energy efficiency. By Ali Farsai, Contributing Editor Our family has been in the gas station and convenience store business for over 25 years and the past few years, as we are all painfully aware, business has been down. We have had to think “outside the

Mesa Considers Law To Make C-stores Safer

Mesa, Ariz., is taking steps to make c-stores safer.  Of the roughly 100 convenience stores in Mesa, police reported 10 of them generated as many calls as the others combined, ABC 15 News reported.  “It has to do with a lot of things. Where do you put your product, how you secure your product, how

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