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    How Cooling Inflation Impacts Holiday Spending

    As we head into this holiday season, a significant shift in the retail landscape is emerging, one that requires a strategic response from retailers. Recent reports, including a detailed analysis from the Wall Street Journal, highlight a trend of cooling inflation, presenting both challenges and opportunities for retailers.

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    How convenience stores are becoming the new neighborhood hub.

    In recent years, convenience stores have transformed from being mere pit stops for a quick snack or fuel refill to becoming essential neighborhood hubs. These small, unassuming stores are now playing a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community and convenience that goes beyond their primary function. Let's explore how convenience stores are evolving into neighborhood hubs and why this shift is important.

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    Tidewater Seafood Shack

    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

    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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    Knicker Knacker Market

    Knicker Knacker Market

    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

    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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    Roeser's Bakery

    Roeser's Bakery

    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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    The USDA announced an $8 million dollar increase in funding for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription Program on August 10th, 2022. This investment comes as a part of continued efforts from the USDA to increase health and nutrition security for those in need.

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    Age verification is important now more than ever since there are approximately 54,000,000 age-restricted transactions per day. The United States has laws in place that protect minors from age-restricted items, and if your store accidentally makes an age-restricted sale to a minor, then you could possibly face legal trouble. Here are 5 things your staff should learn in order to keep minors and your store safe when it comes to age-restricted sales …

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    5-Ways-Grocers-and-C-stores-owners-can-prepare-for-an-active-shooter-event

    Active shooter situations are increasing. What can grocery store and convenience store owners do to prepare for these terrifying situations? It is no secret that active shooter cases have been on the rise over the last several years, and with the recent grocery store shootings in Colorado, Florida and New York, grocers need to be prepared should this ever happen in their stores.

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    goEBT will be at the GACS 2020 Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Tradeshow and Convention in Macon, GA on Tuesday, November 17-19, at the Macon Centreplex. The GACS 2020 Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Tradeshow and Convention serves convenience store owners and operators in the Southeast, making it the perfect outlet for suppliers in the convenience store industry to display their products and demonstrate their services.

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    Now more than ever the American people will be turning to local businesses to meet their families’ nutritional needs. With the economic impact of COVID-19 the number of applicants for government assistance has doubled. As part of the U.S. government’s $2T stimulus package, an additional $15.5B has been allocated to the SNAP/EBT government benefits program.

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    A large part of gaining favoritism among legislation is bringing these officials to your level as a store owner and showing them how valuable your business is. In recent years, the value that C-stores provide to their community was lost in the eyes of legislators. Laws did not exist to protect the C-store industry from data breaches or loss of people's financial information. NACS is seeking better representation from legislators and government officials in the hopes of turning this around....

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    Delivery services have been established for decades now, but have not seen a lot of change until "recently" with Amazon. When I say recently, yet Amazon revolutionized delivery a few years ago by offering same-day delivery. It didn't take long before other companies began to offer the same thing, and not long after that, people's favorite fast-food restaurants began to make getting a Big Mac easier than ever before.

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    As a business, it is crucial to have a plan for how you reach your audience and how immersive you make the experience. People generally think in a way of promoting their business on individual channels i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and many others. With each of these multi-channeled approaches, it is very hard to attract customers all at once. Certain messages may not be delivered the same or provide the proper message. An omnichannel strategy is built around the idea to align a companies...

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    Amazon continues its "new" venture by implementing one of its C-Stores in the city of Chicago. The store is beginning to gain traction and becoming a huge hit with people living in a city. Now for the business owners located in Chicago, it may be best to innovate your location or look for places outside the city if they decide to continue its growth. For all others who are unaware of the business mogul, here are a few things to keep in mind with the rise of Amazon Go stores and what you should...

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    Payment Securities are at the forefront of business needs. Banks are constantly updating and improving their technologies to keep their customers safe and reduce liability. EMV chips were mandated in the U.S. nearly 4-years ago for in-store purchases. Businesses had to adapt to this "new" form of payment or accept full-responsibility if a customer's information were to be stolen. Citgo and Landmark/Exxon are some of the more recent gas stations to come out and commit to improving their systems....

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    Age-Verification Solution TruAge to be Deployed by CDE Services, Inc., Expanding Access to Convenience Stores Nationwide Payment solutions provider CDE to implement TruAge, a proof-of-age solution developed by NACS and Conexxus to inhibit the sale of age-restricted products to minors

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    How Cooling Inflation Impacts Holiday Spending

    As we head into this holiday season, a significant shift in the retail landscape is emerging, one that requires a strategic response from retailers. Recent reports, including a detailed analysis from the Wall Street Journal, highlight a trend of cooling inflation, presenting both challenges and opportunities for retailers.

    Read more
    How convenience stores are becoming the new neighborhood hub.

    In recent years, convenience stores have transformed from being mere pit stops for a quick snack or fuel refill to becoming essential neighborhood hubs. These small, unassuming stores are now playing a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community and convenience that goes beyond their primary function. Let's explore how convenience stores are evolving into neighborhood hubs and why this shift is important.

    Read more

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    How Cooling Inflation Impacts Holiday Spending

    As we head into this holiday season, a significant shift in the retail landscape is emerging, one that requires a strategic response from retailers. Recent reports, including a detailed analysis from the Wall Street Journal, highlight a trend of cooling inflation, presenting both challenges and opportunities for retailers.

    Read more
    SNAP Benefits are Increasing October 1st

    The USDA recently announced an increase in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, set to take effect on October 1st. This boost in assistance is aimed at providing relief to millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

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    How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in your store

    Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15th to October 15th, is a significant time to honor the rich cultural contributions of Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States. Stores like yours play an integral role in our communities and it's essential to recognize and celebrate this cultural diversity in your store. Let’s explore creative ways you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, fostering inclusivity and connecting with a broader customer base.

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    when should you order holiday inventory?

    The holiday season is a crucial time for retailers of all kinds. Whether you run a grocery store, a convenience store (c-store), or a specialty retail shop, planning your inventory for holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving is essential to meet customer demand, maximize profits, and ensure a smooth shopping experience. We know it is only September, but the holidays sneak up on you! Let's discuss the optimal timing for ordering holiday inventory to help you make the most of this festive season.

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    SNAP Benefits are Increasing October 1st

    The USDA recently announced an increase in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, set to take effect on October 1st. This boost in assistance is aimed at providing relief to millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

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    How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in your store

    Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15th to October 15th, is a significant time to honor the rich cultural contributions of Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States. Stores like yours play an integral role in our communities and it's essential to recognize and celebrate this cultural diversity in your store. Let’s explore creative ways you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, fostering inclusivity and connecting with a broader customer base.

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    benefits-of-supporting-social-issues

    In recent years, there has been a noticeable shift in consumer behavior and expectations. Customers are no longer solely focused on the products or services a company offers; they also want to align themselves with brands that share their values and actively contribute to social issues. This growing trend highlights the importance of supporting social causes as a means to attract and retain customers. Here are 5 reasons supporting social issues can draw more customers and why it has become a...

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    litter-impacts-customer-perception

    Store owners may not realize the impact litter has on customer perception and the environment. While factors such as quality products, excellent customer service, and competitive pricing are widely recognized as crucial elements, one aspect that is often overlooked is the store itself. The presence of litter can significantly influence how customers perceive your store, making it essential for businesses to prioritize cleanliness and maintain a positive image. In this blog post, store owners...

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    Accepting-ebt-at-your-store-know-your-snap-customers

    Accepting EBT at your store has many benefits for your business. A recent Supermarket News article cited “SNAP households represent 24% of U.S. consumer goods spend.” Opening your doors to this new market can increase your revenue and your store’s foot traffic.

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    Requirements-to-accept-ebt-payments-in-your store

    The requirements to accept EBT payments in your store can be confusing for owners. Seeing if you qualify to be a SNAP retailer, the application process, and even the reauthorization process for existing retailers can be time-consuming and difficult for busy store owners. Make the process a little easier with this quick, easy overview of how to accept EBT payments in your store…

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    food-deserts-and-how-to-increase-access-to-foods

    Food deserts are defined by the USDA as “low-income census tracts with a substantial number or share of residents with low levels of access to retail outlets selling healthy and affordable foods.” In food deserts it is extremely difficult for kids, families, and communities to access foods that promote health and strength. There are many ways to prevent food deserts, but the first step is increasing access to c-stores, grocery stores, supermarkets, bodegas, farmers markets, etc.

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    How-Farmers-Leverage-Digital-Agriculture-to-Improve-Food-Sustainability

    Farmers fuel food sustainability by using digital agriculture platforms that improve farming efficiency and optimize the food supply chain. Technology has been optimizing every area of our lives since the digital revolution began, so it only makes sense that this idea made its way into our food system. Here are some ways that digital agriculture can improve food sustainability…

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    SNAP-Ed_Program_Tips_For_Retailers_and_Commmunities

    USDA’s SNAP-Ed program is an amazing resource for SNAP retailers as well as SNAP recipients. The program focuses on educating people on how to live a healthy life and how to make the most of their SNAP dollars, organizing nutrition education classes and social marketing campaigns, as well as takes initiative to improve government policies. While FNS provides resources and guidance on SNAP-Ed, states oversee running their own programs.

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    food-deserts-and-how-to-increase-access-to-foods

    Food deserts are defined by the USDA as “low-income census tracts with a substantial number or share of residents with low levels of access to retail outlets selling healthy and affordable foods.” In food deserts it is extremely difficult for kids, families, and communities to access foods that promote health and strength. There are many ways to prevent food deserts, but the first step is increasing access to c-stores, grocery stores, supermarkets, bodegas, farmers markets, etc.

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    SNAP + EBT News

    SNAP Benefits are Increasing October 1st

    The USDA recently announced an increase in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, set to take effect on October 1st. This boost in assistance is aimed at providing relief to millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

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    snap-customers-healthy-food

    SNAP customers shop can use their EBT cards to purchase healthy food items from convenience stores, grocery stores, quick service restaurants (in states that operate an RMP), bodegas, and other specialty retailers. What you may not know is SNAP customers can bring in a new revenue stream to your business.

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    Accepting-ebt-at-your-store-know-your-snap-customers

    Accepting EBT at your store has many benefits for your business. A recent Supermarket News article cited “SNAP households represent 24% of U.S. consumer goods spend.” Opening your doors to this new market can increase your revenue and your store’s foot traffic.

    Read more
    Requirements-to-accept-ebt-payments-in-your store

    The requirements to accept EBT payments in your store can be confusing for owners. Seeing if you qualify to be a SNAP retailer, the application process, and even the reauthorization process for existing retailers can be time-consuming and difficult for busy store owners. Make the process a little easier with this quick, easy overview of how to accept EBT payments in your store…

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    Payments News

    According to the Small Business Administration, the second leading cause of business failure is insufficient or delayed financial support. In many cases, this is brought about by a poor business credit score. If you are unaware, a business' credit score is similar to a personal credit score. A person's credit can be improved by paying loans on time and avoiding any reoccurring debt. Business credit is almost exactly the same with minor differences. In today's blog, we will discuss the...

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    A large part of gaining favoritism among legislation is bringing these officials to your level as a store owner and showing them how valuable your business is. In recent years, the value that C-stores provide to their community was lost in the eyes of legislators. Laws did not exist to protect the C-store industry from data breaches or loss of people's financial information. NACS is seeking better representation from legislators and government officials in the hopes of turning this around....

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