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Short segments focusing on a specific idea.

Now Playing: Bodega

It looks like a cluttered bodega — but it’s much more than that. (2015)



  • Eat Mor (Besides) Chikin
    Chick-fil-A has some unique concept restaurants in Georgia. (Truett’s Luau, Fayetteville, GA) (2016)
  • Reimagining Vending
    Workplace stores present new opportunities to sell fresh items in a self-checkout environment. (Little Waitrose, West London, UK; and Marine Corps Exchange, Quantico, VA) (2016)
  • A Convenient Mission
    One convenience store said goodbye to the penny—rounding up or down prices to the nearest nickel. (Mission Market, Fullerton, CA) (2016)
  • Community Service
    The Wallingford Sign has clever messages—and its own Facebook and Twitter accounts. (Wallingford Chevron, Seattle, WA) (2016)


  • Drink Deals
    The Exchange Bar & Grill and The Big Board price drinks based on demand. (2015)
  • Pops
    NACS revisited the store that now sells an astonishing 700 different sodas. (2015)
  • Bodega
    It looks like a cluttered bodega — but it’s much more than that. (2015)
  • Square One Markets
    The company offers curbside service and even a new all-in-one family dinner meal kit. (2015)


  • Burger King’s Whopper Bar
    At the Whopper Bar allows, customers can buy beer and customize their burgers. (2014)
  • Home Depot Fuel
    The home improvement company offer fuel at a handful of stores. (2014)
  • Jungle Jim’s
    The 300,000-square-foot store is an experience – especially the bathrooms. (2014)
  • Ricker’s
    The company’s ¡AhhBurritos! food truck brings food directly to community events and is a test kitchen for new ideas. (2014)


  • Sheetz
    Customers at select stores can order sandwiches at kiosk at the pump, taking full advantage of the time that they are fueling. (2004)
  • Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes
    Employees deliver pizzas to customers at the pump, both offering a new level of convenience and attracting new customers to its food. (2004)
  • Pit Stop
    The company uses a new loyalty program to grow customer traffic. (2004)
  • Spinx
    Higher gas prices have brought back cash discounts at these South Carolina stores. (2004)
  • The Paradies Shops
    The DFW Travel Mart delivers convenience at DFW Airport and features and honor system for some payments. (2004)

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