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    After seeing many organizations I saw that SAASOA is very enterprising and are a core of the business community in and around Alabama. SAASOA is doing a lot of  good for the people in the community by doing many activities like Blood Camps, Health Fairs, Volunteering activities, Scholarships, etc. I am lucky to be a part of a group like this and I encourage my friends and community members to be a part of SAASOA.

    -Mahesh Batavia, Liquor Store Member, Mobile
  • In the nearly 2 years that we have been partnered with SAAAOA we have seen a growth in sales, profits and customer count in their group’s stores. The key to maximizing this is to become more seamless in execution,pricing and positioning. I am excited about the future with SAASOA and Coca-Cola.


    -Patrick Gueret, Coca Cola

    SAASOA’s intention is to help their members and our community should support it by joining it. SAASOA is very committed to help our community and the financial profits are very substantial.

    -Haresh Patel, Multiple Store Member, Montgomery
    Each and every member of SAASOA have their own voice. When it comes to making decision everyone is involved. We are like one big family!
    -Rocky Patel, Multiple Store Member, Saraland

  • The attention to detail and the constant striving to attain complete compliance by it's members is a true testament to the dedication the leaders of this organization have to it's success.  I am proud, on the behalf of Hackney, to be associated with such a successful and influential group such as SAASOA.
    -Marty Howell, H.T.Hackney
    SAASOA has not only successfully brought the businesses together, but they have also brought the communities together.
    -Nishit Prajapati, Multiple Store Member, Ozark
    My relationship with SAASOA has been a huge influence on my personal and professional life. Over the past years I have learned on their culture and values and how important solid relationships are. I truly believe that their passion for the community is genuine.
    -Mike Pritchett, GDC, Mobile

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Customer loyalty programs are not new in the convenience-store segment, but most are still early in the adoption phase. For retailers who are working on building and launching a new program, or those who are looking to improve an existing one, there are plenty of resources that can help ensure success. From planning strategically for strong adoption to customizing offerings using consumer data to continually revamping rewards systems, some of the current trends in loyalty programs can help retailers get their programs off the ground, or help existing programs thrive. Here’s how.

As owners keep an eye on shifting market trends, they see an opportunity to improve their convenience store profit margins by offering a wider, healthier selection of food options. Once viewed as a second-rate meal, c-stores are quickly becoming the new place to showcase local and fresh food.

Non-fuel sales at U.S. c-stores rose 3.2 percent in 2017 according to the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).

This 3.2% rise in non-fuel sales shows how effective food offerings can be as c-stores make a conscious effort to draw customers from the pump into their stores to spend more. Major players like Wawa, Sheetz, 7-Eleven, and Circle K are beefing up the food service aspects of their business, offering a wider variety of options ranging from built-to-order hot items to grab-and-go eats for diners on the run.

Dustin Hamann, National Account Manager at Mainstreet Inc., who’s worked with c-store chains for over 10 years says, “There’s been a push to get customers from pump to the store. C-stores need to capture some of that lost revenue otherwise people leave the pump after getting gas and then go across the street to McDonald’s or another restaurant to eat.”

The C-Store industry is ever changing. The consumers are also changing. Is your c-store ready to keep up with the change?

Are YOU ready to keep up with the change?

Read the article below to get a better understanding of what other C-Stores are doing to keep up with the industry.

Do you have a 360-Degree View of Your Customers?

C-Stores that don't follow the customer toward digital tools may find it difficult to compete.

To read the whole article, please CLICK HERE!