Turning Profits

King, W. B.
March 2007
Convenience Store News;3/5/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p59
Trade Publication
The article reports that the business model of car washing is becoming popular in the convenience stores industry. In January 2007, Sheetz Convenience Stores opened its 40th location featuring a car wash. After the choice has been made to purchase a car wash, the next step is to develop a solid business model, which includes deciding to purchase the equipment outright, to finance it or lease it. A major deterrent in obtaining approval for a car wash is environmental laws.


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