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December 2013
Cover Story | No More SNAP?
New restrictions on SNAP could bring hardships for retailers and the low-income customers who rely on the program.


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Past Issues


Feature |Drive-Thrus are Driving Sales
For many retailers, drive-thru service offers differentiation and profit.

Feature | Good For You Drinks Take Root
Kombucha, raw juices and other healthy beverages begin their growth phase in convenience stores.

Feature | Old School Is Still Cool
Traditional media and time-tested best practices still play an important role in today’s marketing plans.

Feature | The Way Things Were
On the 100th anniversary of the gas station, collectors of petroliana revisit the past with an eye on preserving the future. 

Ideas 2 Go | Life Is a Highway
From fuel to great food, Lee Hi Travel Plaza has something to offer to just about anyone who stops by.  

Ideas 2 Go | Feats of Valor
“Man Games” was Utah-based Maverik’s first foray into sponsoring and organizing its own events — and they did it in a big way.

Category Close-Up | Beer Battle
Convenience store operators fight for their fair share.

Category Close-Up | Dull, But Important
Are the edible and perishable grocery categories poised for a rebound?

Global Trends | Think Locally, Act Globally
Convenience stores around the world wrestle with the same challenges, but at different points in the issue’s life cycle.

Inside Washington | Taking on the Trolls
Patent trolls are threatening your business and customers with costly and frivolous lawsuits.

Inside Washington | Highway Funding — Where Will the Money Come From?
Options that Congress is considering to fund the nation’s highway system could impact your business.

Fuels Institute | The Road Ahead
The Fuels Institute Board of Advisors identifies research agenda and educational opportunities for the coming year.

Bits and Bytes | A New Time, Expanded Mission for PCATS

Ideas 2 Go Snapshot | Perfect Pairing