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Multi-profit Centers

Striking while the ice is hot

April 26, 2013
Managing Editor Phillip Lawless talks ice vending machine profit margins with Michael Little of Ice House America.
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Benefiting from format flexibility

Splash Car Wash grows using demographics to find the perfect fit for new locations.
April 18, 2013
The Splash Car Wash chain, based in Wilton, CT, grows using demographics to find the perfect fit for new locations.
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Vending myths debunked

March 21, 2013
Technology has changed the vending machine’s role at self-serve carwashes and it's time to rethink the way they are used.
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More is more

Credit card readers and added services can work hand-in-hand to drive revenue in updated self-serve bays.
March 5, 2013
Credit card readers and added services can work hand-in-hand to drive revenue in updated self-serve bays.
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Surviving the ride

Gas retailers turn to carwashing and other offerings for security in today’s up-and-down market.
February 19, 2013
Gas retailers are turning to carwashing, as well as other offerings for security in today’s up-and-down market.
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Blog: What are your thoughts on pet washes?

February 7, 2013
Pet washes are gaining momentum in many markets across the United States. So, I'm wondering if you think they're here to stay?
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Perfecting your pet wash

Payment options, location and additional products all improve customer spending at this profit center.
February 1, 2013
Payment options, location and additional products all improve customer spending at this profit center.
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Complete the clean with vacuums

Advances in vacuum technology are giving customers more cleaning options and keeping them at your location longer.
December 27, 2012
Advances in technology are giving more cleaning options and keeping customers at your location longer.
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From impulse sales items to stocking stuffers

December 12, 2012
Displays, placement and proper pricing help detail shops in pushing impulse profits and increasing customer traffic.
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Carwashing for the whole family

Mojo’s Car Wash and Cruz Thru Express share their secrets and reveal how they became kid-friendly car care destinations.
December 3, 2012
Mojo’s Car Wash and Cruz Thru Express in Omaha, NE, offers up Starbucks coffee and cafe to customers.
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