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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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    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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    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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    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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    In 2016, it was estimated that almost $7 billion would be spent on food for the Fourth of July. Otherwise known as America's Independence day, this holiday has become an annual time of relaxation and celebration with family and loved ones. With most spending the holiday eating, it is important that you are carrying the holiday essentials. Here are our top six item categories that customers will be looking for to celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

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    It’s 2017 and W-2s have been printed and mailed. While you’re planning for you own tax obligations, be aware that many consumers are filing their own taxes and likely receiving a refund. According to IRS data, “8 out of 10 US taxpayers will get a refund averaging just under $3,000”1. Often, these lump sums become the driving force behind a lot of irregular consumer spending habits. There are a lot of ways you can put your c-store in the position to make the most of this tax season.

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    Sixty-four percent of c-store owners have labeled new store concepts as a strategic priority for 2017[i]. With innovation around every corner owners are striving to balance an improved shopping experience with expanded offerings. Some of these offerings could include innovative ideas like remote-controlled POS systems, digital fuel sign software, or interactive fuel pumps. With current technology trends like these, consider upgrading to enhance your customer’s experience in 2017.

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    Seasonality is not only an opportunity to capitalize on different variations of products, but a chance to remind your customers that you’re paying attention to what they need and want. A changing season is a great time to shift your store strategy and keep traffic and sales booming throughout the year. As the temperature begins to fall and the leaves begin to turn, your customers are beginning to change as well. Now’s the time to make sure that you’re taking full advantage of not only the...

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    As the year passes by, seasons and holidays continue to pass and the habits of consumers continue to evolve. Convenience stores have a unique advantage when it comes to optimizing for the various times of year and altering their store and strategy as needed. As the place where many consumers stop in a hurry or on their way to do something else at any time of year, the standard convenience store, small grocery, or gas station is a business that stands to benefit a great deal from certain...

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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 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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    2024 grocery trends to watch

    The grocery industry is expected to transform in 2024, driven by evolving consumer behaviors and technological advancements. For store owners, staying ahead of these trends is not only beneficial, but important for success this year. Learn the pivotal trends that grocery store owners should watch and adapt to in 2024 based on highlights from Progressive Grocer and Insider.

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    USDA announces Summer EBT Program - increasing SNAP benefit spend

    The USDA’s new Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program provides retailers a unique opportunity to tap into a significant market segment and add to their revenue streams. The USDA initiative, aimed at closing the summer hunger gap for children, is not just a stride towards national nutrition and health; it's an opportunity for retailers to align their business strategies with community needs. Here's how store owners can make the most of the upcoming SNAP increases…

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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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    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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    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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