Hope Is Not a Strategy

Azzato, Maureen
November 2004
Convenience Store News;11/22/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 14, p6
Trade Publication
This article presents information related to the NACS Show in Las Vegas. There are myriad new products being introduced to the channel, which is a good thing and speaks both to suppliers' innovation and focus on the channel as well as on retailers' willingness to accept more new products more frequently. Certainly there are high-performing retailers to whom this approach does not apply, but the fact remains that the convenience store industry— 130,000 stores strong— is not dominated by high performers. When properly rolled out and executed, automation and technology can streamline your business practices, improve efficiency and save money.


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