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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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Best practices always start with trying to be the best. I have helped design and re-design convenience stores for some of the best-known names in the industry, including the successful execution of ExxonMobil's On the Run stores. Here are the top 10 things I've learned over the years that should be common sense, but aren't quite:

Convenience stores do it. Mass merchants do it. Grocery stores do it. Fast food outlets do it. And, if you are in business, you should do it too. You should create incremental sales to improve your bottom line. Here are two easy things you can do to create incremental sales.

First, create the opportunity for incremental sales by placing point of purchase displays in customer dwell areas. These are areas where your customers queue for service or linger in your store. You see these every time you enter the checkout lane at your favorite mass merchant, drug store, grocery store, home improvement store, etc. These items, which are relatively low-priced consumer products, create large incremental profits for the store. Here is how it works.

When a convenience store becomes more profitable, it is able to expand its offerings and, in turn, attract more customers. Taking some simple steps to improve profitability in a c-store may give a store an edge against competitors and help make it more successful.

Here are seven suggestions for improving profitability: