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Convenience stores dominate the retailing fueling business with innovative approaches in promotions, facilities services or even by offering new types of fuels.

 
 

 

 

 Alternatives

 
  • OnCue Express (OnCue Marketing)
    Offering a buffet of fuels, OnCue has embraced compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative domestic fuel. Combine that with a large drive-thru presence, clean stores and friendly service, the company is delivering a compelling offer to consumers. (Oklahoma City, OK) (2015)
     
  • Power Market
    ​Food is a huge focus, and accounts for 80% of the products offered. The overall goal: offer ambience and “wow” factor plus state-of-the-art innovation that carries forward through at least 2020. (2010)
     
  • Kwik Trip
    ​Kwik Trip has expanded its selection of healthy food in its fresh case and bakery as part of its commitment to offer more healthy options along with exceptional customer service. (2011)
     
  • Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuels
    ​The company is all about earth friendly fuels, innovative green technologies, great food and a marketing and social media program that ties everything together.  (2012)
     
  • Lone Star Food Stores
    ​This high-volume store was featured in first Ideas 2 Go in 1994 and has since expanded to include a beer cave and post office. At the pump there are cash acceptors, multiple fuels, Lone Star Starlets and a vending system. (2012)
     
 

 Promotions

 
  • Parker’s
    ​Parker’s continues to innovate, using new technologies like an ACH debit card that saves customers up to 10 cents per gallon. Inside the store, is an innovative layout to maximize selling, and state-of-the-art tools like PeopleMatter and LIFT. (2012)
     
  • Pinnacle Station Local Market
    Located in Rogers, Arkansas, this store boasts a combination of great prepared food (“amazing” pizza), a salad bar and other high-end, healthy and unusual items. One reviewer on Urban Spoon called it “a combination gas station, butcher, bakery, restaurant and grocery store.” (2012)
     
  • Propel Fuels Clean Mobility Center
    ​The unique location features not only non-petroleum fuels, but other elements not part of the traditional gas station, including bike repair tools, recycling, free air and water and maps and guides for bike paths and buses. (2012)
     
  • Aloha Petroleum
    ​The centerpiece of the company’s reimaging is its Kahala store, which went from 700- to 3,000-square feet. The store became a true flagship prototype, representing the company’s store of the future.  (2011)
     
  • Power Market
    ​Food is a huge focus, and accounts for 80% of the products offered. The overall goal: offer ambience and “wow” factor plus state-of-the-art innovation that carries forward through at least 2020. (2010)
     
 

 Services

 
  • Maxol/Applegreen
    Some of the most innovative ideas in store design and foodservice execution are in Ireland. At both Maxol and Applegreen food is first—plus a focus on design and making the store a destination (Dublin, Ireland). (2016)
     
  • Latitudes (BF Holdings LLC)
    Latitudes combines elements of grocery, convenience retailing, fueling and foodservice into a neighborhood hangout, especially for community groups — which makes perfect sense given that it was designed by community focus groups. (Rio Rancho, NM) (2015)
     
  • MAPCO Express
    As customers increasingly rely upon the phones for everything from social media to commerce, MAPCO (Clarksville, TN) focuses on creating a unique experience customized to the customer via their phones, whether at the store, at the pump or even at home. (2014)
     
  • QuickChek
    ​QuickChek continues to innovate and deliver on its promise of “fresh convenience,” from its unique sub and drink promotions to its Fast Lane assisted checkout that speeds up the customer experience. (2010)
     
  • Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuels
    ​The company is all about earth friendly fuels, innovative green technologies, great food and a marketing and social media program that ties everything together.  (2012)
     
 

 Facility

 
  • OnCue Express (OnCue Marketing)
    Offering a buffet of fuels, OnCue has embraced compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative domestic fuel. Combine that with a large drive-thru presence, clean stores and friendly service, the company is delivering a compelling offer to consumers. (Oklahoma City, OK) (2015)
     
  • Latitudes (BF Holdings LLC)
    Latitudes combines elements of grocery, convenience retailing, fueling and foodservice into a neighborhood hangout, especially for community groups — which makes perfect sense given that it was designed by community focus groups. (Rio Rancho, NM) (2015)
     
  • Flory’s Convenience & Deli (Flory’s Corp.)
    The two-story, facility features an old-time look and feel, with modern interior and exterior design elements and an upscale foodservice offer. To attract customers back after its grand reopening, Flory’s introduced a unique and successful morning gas price sale. (Fishkill, NY) (2015)
     
  • Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuels
    ​The company is all about earth friendly fuels, innovative green technologies, great food and a marketing and social media program that ties everything together.  (2012)
     
  • Propel Fuels Clean Mobility Center
    ​The unique location features not only non-petroleum fuels, but other elements not part of the traditional gas station, including bike repair tools, recycling, free air and water and maps and guides for bike paths and buses. (2012)
     
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