iStock_securityLarge

Combating C-Store Theft

Typically, convenience stores can experience a few gasoline thefts a week. But when prices increase, some stores see several gas thefts a day. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor When times get hard, thieves get industrious and innovative. The response by convenience store operators must be twofold: extensive background checks on potential employees to weed out

American-Pride5

Cash Isn’t King at Cleveland Car Washes

American Pride has switched from cash-based operations to tokens, and customers are coming back stronger than ever. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Brian Costa operates five American Pride car washes in the Cleveland area. All told, there are 29 self-service bays and six touchless automatics. Until early 2000 each location was quarter-based. Then, when the

iStock_000005203371Lar_opt

Attacking Shrink from All Angles

Loss prevention in retail is becoming a more challenging task as the economy stumbles along. In order to keep costs down it is important to put measures into place that will deter thieves. In a tough economy, every dollar counts. But loss prevention is often overlooked by convenience stores, even when following through on upholding

Reduce Costs With Fuel Management Solution

Fuel management solution providers OPW Fuel Management Systems, a business unit of OPW, and FuelQuest Inc., are partnering to offer an end-to-end, centralized fuel network management solution. Fuel operators can now enjoy the benefits of proactive tank monitoring integrated with fuel management automation software and services to reduce fuel costs, lower working capital requirements, and

css.php