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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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Charity fundraiser for cancer awareness at carwash

FRESNO, Calif. — The Great American Car Wash hosted a fundraiser on Saturday for Team Blest, a charity group raising awareness about cancer, according to the Fresno Bee.


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Additional profit centers for your carwash

DETROIT — Wash owners are always looking to add additional profit centers for more revenue, and there are certain ones they should consider, according to a Detail XPerts blog.


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Specialty packaged snacks market emerging

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The C-store market is bringing in higher-end and different flavored snacks to appeal to new demands, according to CSPnet.com.


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C-store dispensed beverage sales down in 2013

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

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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