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    The holiday season, with its flurry of shoppers and ringing cash registers, can be a retail high. But what follows often feels like a steep drop - the post-holiday slump. As a store owner, you might find this period challenging, but it's also an opportunity to get creative and keep your business thriving. Here are strategies to help you combat the slowest months in retail. 1. Analyze and Adjust Inventory January and February are the perfect months to analyze your inventory. Look at what sold...

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    what is the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP)?

    The FNS Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is an initiative that is making a significant impact in the fight against hunger. This program, operated by individual states, enables SNAP recipients to use their benefits at various restaurants, including quick-service ones, to purchase prepared meals. This initiative is not just about providing food; it's about ensuring access to hot, prepared, and nutritionally balanced meals for those who might struggle to store or prepare food themselves.

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    Advertise your store accepts EBT with POP signage

    Adapting to the needs of your customers is key to driving sales and enhancing the shopping experience. One way to open your doors to a new population and enhance the customer experience for SNAP recipients is by accepting EBT payments. Once you are set up to accept EBT payments, advertising your store's EBT acceptance effectively can attract a broader customer base, foster loyalty, and increase sales. Here's how you can leverage Point of Purchase (POP) marketing to increase foot traffic…

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    The holiday season, with its flurry of shoppers and ringing cash registers, can be a retail high. But what follows often feels like a steep drop - the post-holiday slump. As a store owner, you might find this period challenging, but it's also an opportunity to get creative and keep your business thriving. Here are strategies to help you combat the slowest months in retail. 1. Analyze and Adjust Inventory January and February are the perfect months to analyze your inventory. Look at what sold...

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    The FNS Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is an initiative that is making a significant impact in the fight against hunger. This program, operated by individual states, enables SNAP recipients to use their benefits at various restaurants, including quick-service ones, to purchase prepared meals. This initiative is not just about providing food; it's about ensuring access to hot, prepared, and nutritionally balanced meals for those who might struggle to store or prepare food themselves.

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    Adapting to the needs of your customers is key to driving sales and enhancing the shopping experience. One way to open your doors to a new population and enhance the customer experience for SNAP recipients is by accepting EBT payments. Once you are set up to accept EBT payments, advertising your store's EBT acceptance effectively can attract a broader customer base, foster loyalty, and increase sales. Here's how you can leverage Point of Purchase (POP) marketing to increase foot traffic…

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    Tidewater Seafood Shack

    goEBT has helped a lot with business, this location has a lot of EBT customers and getting started with goEBT helped me grow the business.

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    Hawkins House of Burgers

    At least 20% of the restaurant’s sales are generated from EBT customers, which has helped sustain Hawkins House of Burgers through COVID-19

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    Through goEBT, Knicker Knacker Market was able to offer services for his customers that he originally could not.

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    Sr. Cliff's Texas Style Burritos

    Working with goEBT for the past few years has made things easier because they don’t miss a beat when assisting their customers.

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    goEBT is just another way for Roeser's Bakery to take care of the people that have made his business so successful for over 100-years.

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    how to combat the post holiday sales slump

    The holiday season, with its flurry of shoppers and ringing cash registers, can be a retail high. But what follows often feels like a steep drop - the post-holiday slump. As a store owner, you might find this period challenging, but it's also an opportunity to get creative and keep your business thriving. Here are strategies to help you combat the slowest months in retail. 1. Analyze and Adjust Inventory January and February are the perfect months to analyze your inventory. Look at what sold...

    Read more
    what is the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP)?

    The FNS Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is an initiative that is making a significant impact in the fight against hunger. This program, operated by individual states, enables SNAP recipients to use their benefits at various restaurants, including quick-service ones, to purchase prepared meals. This initiative is not just about providing food; it's about ensuring access to hot, prepared, and nutritionally balanced meals for those who might struggle to store or prepare food themselves.

    Read more
    Advertise your store accepts EBT with POP signage

    Adapting to the needs of your customers is key to driving sales and enhancing the shopping experience. One way to open your doors to a new population and enhance the customer experience for SNAP recipients is by accepting EBT payments. Once you are set up to accept EBT payments, advertising your store's EBT acceptance effectively can attract a broader customer base, foster loyalty, and increase sales. Here's how you can leverage Point of Purchase (POP) marketing to increase foot traffic…

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    Advertise your store accepts EBT with POP signage

    Adapting to the needs of your customers is key to driving sales and enhancing the shopping experience. One way to open your doors to a new population and enhance the customer experience for SNAP recipients is by accepting EBT payments. Once you are set up to accept EBT payments, advertising your store's EBT acceptance effectively can attract a broader customer base, foster loyalty, and increase sales. Here's how you can leverage Point of Purchase (POP) marketing to increase foot traffic…

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    Convenience stores have been known for their selection of snacks and drinks, but recently they are becoming a destination for travelers to stop for meals. With convenience being a key trend and the “grab-and-go” lifestyle becoming increasingly popular, c-stores are elevating their foodservice offerings. Here are some ways c-stores are improving foodservice to attract customers looking for quick meals.

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    Advertise your store accepts EBT with POP signage

    Adapting to the needs of your customers is key to driving sales and enhancing the shopping experience. One way to open your doors to a new population and enhance the customer experience for SNAP recipients is by accepting EBT payments. Once you are set up to accept EBT payments, advertising your store's EBT acceptance effectively can attract a broader customer base, foster loyalty, and increase sales. Here's how you can leverage Point of Purchase (POP) marketing to increase foot traffic…

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    During the holiday season, convenience store and grocery owners are presented with a golden opportunity to capitalize on the significant increase in travel. According to AAA, a staggering 115.2 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday season, marking the second highest year-end travel forecast since 2000. This increase in travelers, many of whom will be driving, offers a unique chance for store owners to boost sales.

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    what is the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP)?

    The FNS Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is an initiative that is making a significant impact in the fight against hunger. This program, operated by individual states, enables SNAP recipients to use their benefits at various restaurants, including quick-service ones, to purchase prepared meals. This initiative is not just about providing food; it's about ensuring access to hot, prepared, and nutritionally balanced meals for those who might struggle to store or prepare food themselves.

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    Advertise your store accepts EBT with POP signage

    Adapting to the needs of your customers is key to driving sales and enhancing the shopping experience. One way to open your doors to a new population and enhance the customer experience for SNAP recipients is by accepting EBT payments. Once you are set up to accept EBT payments, advertising your store's EBT acceptance effectively can attract a broader customer base, foster loyalty, and increase sales. Here's how you can leverage Point of Purchase (POP) marketing to increase foot traffic…

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    The FNS Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is an initiative that is making a significant impact in the fight against hunger. This program, operated by individual states, enables SNAP recipients to use their benefits at various restaurants, including quick-service ones, to purchase prepared meals. This initiative is not just about providing food; it's about ensuring access to hot, prepared, and nutritionally balanced meals for those who might struggle to store or prepare food themselves.

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