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Multi-profit Centers

C-store dispensed beverage sales down in 2013

April 8, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill.  — Foodservice sales overall were alright in 2013, but dispensed beverages sales were down, according to CSPnet.com.           


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Record sales for C-stores in 2013

April 4, 2014
CHICAGO — C-store sales reached $204 billion in 2013, and had a 2.4 percent growth rate, according to CSPnet.com.


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Trends in the beverage industry

March 30, 2014
NEW YORK — The carbonated-soft-drink market has continued to have poor sales despite the addition of new products, according to CSPnet.com.


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Unlimited carwash plans can be great value for customers

March 28, 2014
WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Frequent wash customers can save money with unlimited wash plans, like the one at Classy Chassy, according to the Watertown Daily Times.


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Sonny’s hires Kevin Collette as new VP of sales for compact tunnel organization

March 26, 2014
TAMARAC, Fla. — Kevin Collette will oversee the distribution network for mini tunnels, and also c-stores, self-serves and gas stations, according to a press release.
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Turning ice into money

March 24, 2014
Carwashes are always looking for ways to add additional revenue, and there's many reasons an ice machine may be an ideal fit.
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What additional profit center are Australian wash owners most interested in PC&D covering?

March 24, 2014
Latham, N.Y. — Professional Carwashing & Detailing is learning more about the Australian market, and part of that is getting direct feedback from our readers. Take the chance to tell us what additional profit centers you want to read more about.


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Part Two: Tips on social media from a carwash business that 'gets it'

March 24, 2014

DETROIT— Detail XPerts has 15,000 followers on Twitter, and over 4,500 on Facebook. The company president talked to PC&D about how they’ve used social media to improve their business, and relations the company has with its customers and other businesses.  


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No, you can’t rent my customers

Read how one carwash chain found success in offering windshield repair services.
March 24, 2014

After our second location opened, nearly half a dozen windshield repair companies approached us offering to pay us a monthly rent to sell windshield repair at our washes. Immediately our reaction was, “No, you can’t rent my customers.” 


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Creating repeat customers

How loyalty carwash programs create longevity and revenue growth.
March 24, 2014
It is true that if customer loyalty were easy to come by then every business would be showing successful program retentions and extensive revenue growth year after year. So, how much loyalty is necessary to be successful?
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