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Multi-profit Centers

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

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Trends in the beverage industry

NEW YORK — The carbonated-soft-drink market has continued to have poor sales despite the addition of new products, according to

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

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

Debra Gorgos
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?

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'

Joe J. Napoli

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.
Joshua McCooey

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.
David Dougherty
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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Ice and water:

Incremental income as a way to increase bottom line profits
Michael E. Little
Now that the warmer months are here, ice and water vending machines will seem more attractive to customers on their way to sporting events, picnics or outdoor parties.
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Marketing your pet wash, a modern contraption for a social world

Joe J. Napoli
Carwash owners are always looking for new ways to bring in extra revenue, and pet washes have emerged as one of the most dependable ways to do so.
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