Business Accelerator Blog

Insights by our team and the industries we serve

New-Product Rewards Merit the Risk

Product innovations - including new flavors, consistency and combinations - continue to drive incremental sales for retailers willing to take a chance. It’s been said that new products are the lifeblood of retail. This is particularly...

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Hiring Good People Keeps Getting Harder

C-stores can play on the “gig economy” mindset of flexible, alternative work schedules. The Labor Department reported the national unemployment rate ticked back up in June – to just 4% -- up from 3.8% in May. This still represents a...

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Staying current with retail trends can be challenging given how quickly the industry evolves. If you are a c-store owner or operator, the ability to capitalize on what is driving these changes represents an opportunity to grow your...

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Making M&A Work

Recent acquisitions in the c-store arena has brought into focus the importance of maintaining trust throughout the process of merging business teams, and remaining dedicated to the original purpose of the acquisition itself to...

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Technology and the New Five “P’s” of Marketing

While the convenience retailing space has been somewhat resistant to the impact Millennial shoppers are having on the larger retail landscape, one area where changes – and opportunities – are being seen is the impact technology is...

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Foodservice Continues to Step Forward

The number-one reason consumers shop at convenience stores is not convenience. Nor is it even for competitive gas prices or, less surprisingly today, cigarettes. In this post, BATeam shares some statistics and insight about the key...

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The Power of In-Store Merchandising

Selling in a product at corporate level isn’t the end of a great sales pitch. To ensure your product is successful it must also be stocked, merchandised and promoted appropriately. In this post, BATeam shares four examples that...

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A Noted Foodservice Innovator’s Goodbye

I worked with Maurice Minno when I was at Circle K. CSNews recently published a 3-part interview with Maurice, who is retiring after serving as a consultant to our industry for many years. The interview provides a great deal of...

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