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Increase juice sales with innovation

The juice category is a big opportunity in c-gas. How are your juice sales? Read more


POS signage attracts attention in all c-store environments

Michele Gerard’s popular Atlantic News location in downtown Halifax, NS is known for its wide availability of magazines and newspapers from around the world, but while Gerard deals mainly in the printed word, she also places an emphasis on her convenience sales with the use of eye-catching point-of-sale materials... Read more

Snacks Snapshot

5 ways to boost snack sales

Consumers are often looking for something quick to tide them over between meals, and the c-store is often the go-to destination to fill this need. Retailers can build on the excitement around bestselling snacks like potato chips, tortilla chips and nuts by also stocking innovation that captures emerging trends. Read more


POS materials draw customers into BC c-store

Where constantly changing is the name of the game, Ray White is a perfect example of a retailer who doesn’t hesitate to make changes to his Agassiz, BC video and convenience store. Until a year and a half ago, MovieSource Convenience & Video was focused primarily on video. But when video stores lost steam and White noticed consumer demand shifting, he converted completely to a convenience store and turned his attention to improving his in-store environment with point-of-sale materials. Read more


Blog: 3 ways to boost profits today!

Take two minutes out of your day to watch this video, which features Roland Park, owner of IDA Milk and Variety in Toronto. He'll walk you through three ways to profit from promotions. If you follow these simple tips, you might just see a lift in sales! Read more


Boost sales with POS materials

In the small community of Sioux Narrows, Ont., word travels fast. That’s why Anthony Gill, owner of Gill’s Trading Post, uses point-of-sale materials to ensure his customers notice new products and promotional deals available in his store... Read more


How to overcome the challenge of staff engagement video

Check out this video featuring Kumar Gurdita, owner of Queen’s Quay Convenience in Toronto, as he explains how he engages and motivates his staff in order to provide the best shopping experience for his regular customers... Read more


How to drive traffic with promotional tools

Consumer promotions from major suppliers give retailers the opportunity to focus on their customers, providing them with the exciting in-store environment they can’t wait to shop... Read more


Win with POS materials

POS materials give Nova Scotia retailer a (free!) advantage. As the owner of Weymouth Mercantile, an independent convenience/general store in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Larry Veinot has learned how to compete, regardless of his size and status. Read more


5 ways to capitalize on candy growth

When you talk about a kid in a candy store, there’s a strong chance you’re referring to a convenience store, based on the fast-paced growth of candy confections in the c-gas channel. In fact, candy is growing more rapidly in national C&G than it is in any other channel. Read more