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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
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    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
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    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
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    SAASOA has not only successfully brought the businesses together, but they have also brought the communities together.
     
     
    -Nishit Prajapati, Multiple Store Member, Ozark
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    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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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.  -- As more and more convenience-store retailers (and even a distributor) join the Partnership for a Healthier America, you may be wondering if your business is ready for fresh produce sales. The United Fresh Produce Association and NACS created a 10-item checklist to help retailers decide if they should bring a produce program into their stores.

 

Take a look, and determine if you’re fit for fresh:

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Price, quality, variety and freshness: These are often the most common reasons consumers give for not visiting convenience stores for foodservice.

But a more complex obstacle exists.

“Perhaps the biggest deterrent is that for many consumers, c-stores just aren’t on their radar,” said Kelly Weikel, director of consumer insights at Chicago-based Technomic. Fifty-one percent of consumers told Technomic that they simply don’t think to visit convenience stores for fresh prepared food.

A key way to overcome that hurdle, posits Technomic, is store design.