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What a Road Trip in Germany Taught Me About Gas Stations

A business trip is what gave me this opportunity to travel to the southern tip of Germany and experience what gas stations (tankstellen) have to...

How the Texas Comptroller Uses POS Tech to Test Your Tax Knowledge

Do you know what is taxable at your convenience store or gas station? Do your decisions on back-office and point-of-sale (POS) tech matter? Of course...

Where to Find SIGMA Membership Statistical Reports

“SIGMA’s approximately 260 corporate members command more 50 percent of the petroleum retail market, selling approximately 80 billion gallons of motor fuel each year. These...

How Many C-Stores Offer Foodservice?

How many c-stores and gas stations offer food service and what do those programs look like? If you go back a few years, a presentation...

Point-of-Sale Exception Reporting

POS exception reporting is still viewed as new but it’s celebrating its 10-year anniversary of mainstream c-store and gas station chain adoption. Here is what...

Do C-Stores and Gas Stations Violate Tobacco Laws More than Others?

The short answer is “Yes”. The long answer is that it really depends on the state, Synar sampling, and how the survey is carried out....

Independent 7-Eleven US Franchisee Associations

Discover and connect with the independent 7-Eleven franchisee associations across the United States. We love lists and especially those that help people connect to communities...

Florida Gas Station Safety Measures and Technology

If you happen to be a c-store or gas station retailer in Florida, the law makes it pretty clear that security measures matter to decrease...

How Many Robberies Occur at Convenience Stores?

The FBI knows and, now, so do we. Using data collected under their Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, we summarize the robbery statistics for the...

State and Region US Geographic Abbreviations

For the Synar report video and upcoming posting, these are the state and region abbreviations. Source: https://pe.usps.com/text/pub28/28apb.htm State/Possession Abbreviation Alabama AL Alaska AK American Samoa...