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Ordering food at the gas pump

LAWRENCE, Kan. — To get more customers to come into their c-store, Zarco USA has added at-the-pump ordering, according to CSPnet.com.


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New Quality Car Wash location to be biggest yet, feature c-store

HOLLAND, Mich. — The new Quality Car Wash location is set to be completed in September, and feature a c-store and cafe, according to the Holland Sentinel.


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Positive signs about consumer finances

CHICAGO — IRI’s most recent MarketPulse survey showed increased consumer confidence, according to CSPnet.com.


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Spread the word about pet washes

The pet industry continues to grow every year. People love their pets, and many times are willing to pamper them more than they are their vehicle.
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Effective coffee marketing at the carwash

Carwashes and coffee go well together, which is the reason that so many washes have at least some coffee component to their business.
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California strengthening drought actions, discouraging at-home carwashing

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Edmund G. Brown issued an executive order to increase the state’s ability to manage water and drought conditions in the upcoming driest months, according to Ca.Gov.


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How coffee draws traffic to c-stores

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Coffee is not only synonymous with a strong taste, but also strong sales for convenience stores, according to CSPnet.com.


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Creating the ideal loyalty program for C-stores

MINNEAPOLIS — C-store loyalty program participation is not on par with that of grocery and drug stores, and a study has been done to find the ideal loyalty program to improve participation, according to CSPnet.com.


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Consultant's Corner: Different components of the full-serve model

Chris McKenna
In the March issue, in the column titled: The ins and outs of various carwashes, we were examining the different components of the full-service model and all the different facets therein. We covered the first half of the different wash stations and processes that involve the welcoming area, the vacuum stations, and the drive–on area.


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Using Facebook, YouTube and review sites to maximize customer engagement

Joe J. Napoli
Social media has become so pervasive that it is no longer a question of if a business should use it, but how a business should use it.
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