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Managing Technology Within An Organization

“I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.” — From the HAL 9000 computer, 2001: A Space Odyssey When it comes to technology solutions for your business it is easy to get carried away with the latest-and-greatest gadgets and solutions.

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Capturing Hispanic Customers

Offering quality customer service with bilingual employees and traditional foods can drive retail loyalty among the growing Hispanic population. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Today, Hispanic food is mainstream and attractive to a wide array of demographics seeking spicier flavors, but the secret to keeping your Hispanic customers’ repeat business lies in more than just

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Kangaroo Teams With BP To Assist Schools

Charleston County School District, Hamilton County Department of Education and Wake County Public School System receive financial assistance from Kangaroo Express and BP’s Fueling Communities. Kangaroo Express has teamed up with BP’s Fueling Communities program to donate a total of $30,000 to three school districts in communities in which they operate. Charleston County School District,

Convenience Evolution Partners Launches Core Consulting Services

Convenience Evolution Partners (www.convevo.com), a retail consulting firm, recently launched by  Greg Ehrlich, a c-store loyalty, operations and marketing expert, announced the creation of  two new service offerings  to provide consulting services to convenience store retailers and suppliers. The first service group, CEP Strategic Advisor SM, essentially augments a c-store chain’s senior management team with

Rethink Your Environmental Impact

To help food service operators reached their sustainability objectives, Eco-Products is launching the “ReTHINK Your Impact Challenge” at the National Restaurant Association trade show May 22-25.  Eco-Products plans to provide awards in two distinct categories: 1.  The ReTHINK Disposables Makeover converts an operator’s existing disposables-free, for one year- to Eco-Products’ renewable and recycled content products, promoting

Chevron Announces $1 Million Investment in South Bay Schools

Chevron Products Co. plans to distribute a series of “Energy for Learning” grants totaling $1 million among 15 South Bay schools, signifying the largest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related donation ever made by Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery in support of local educational programs.  As part of the announcement activities, and in recognition of Mathematics

GACS Offers Lighting Retrofit Fund

The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS) has introduced a new GACS Lighting Retrofit Fund for members that will provide financing for energy-saving lighting retrofits to convenience stores-all with no out of pocket costs, NACS reported. GACS expects that the fund will provide for retrofits for between 50-80 locations in 2010. The association plans to

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