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Today’s convenience store chains and small-format retailers find themselves in a rapidly changing landscape. As consumer preference for freshly prepared food offerings continues to spill over into their space, small-format retailers are adapting their business models to become more like foodservice providers.

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Considerations for Cutting the Wire in Convenience Stores

This recent bylined article for Convenience Store News shares key benefits of implementing wireless solutions for convenience store facilities. Below is a brief summary.

Seventy percent of facility management system wiring is used for networking and sensors. Wireless network solutions can be a powerful tool to help convenience stores reduce operating costs, easily accommodate store layout changes and provide secure facility data transmission.

Wireless solutions can range from a simple in-store temperature monitoring solution to a complex, self-healing wireless mesh network, or even a cellular connection outside of the store.

Why should you consider wireless solutions for your convenience store operation? The full article takes a deeper look at three different applications:

Eliminate Wires and Reduce Costs: Single Point Sensing

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Increase Store Layout Flexibility: Component-to-Component Network

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Improve IT Security by Isolating Your Controls Infrastructure: Cellular Connectivity

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Embracing the shift to wireless technologies will benefit convenience stores that are evolving their stores to fit the changing demands of today’s customers, helping them to boost revenue, keep customers happy and strengthen brand loyalty.

 Read the full article online here.

 For more than 20 years, Emerson Retail Solutions has been helping businesses like yours safeguard food, reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and optimize business results. To learn more about our technology solutions and services for retailers, visit our website.

E360 Conference Daily Recap #3: A Connected, Faster and Stronger Future Together

This is the third in a series of three posts sharing highlights from the 2016 E360 Annual Conference.

On our final day of the E360 Annual Conference, industry leaders shared insights around major trends in the convenience store and grocery segments. John Lofstock, editor-in-chief of Convenience Store Decisions, joined a panel of grocery, c-store and industry experts to explore topics that included convergence of concepts, internet retailing, foodservice, food safety, sustainability and more. Then, our participants engaged in final collaboration sessions to highlight and prioritize how these trends and others create challenges and opportunities in retail and facility management.

For highlights from day three, please watch this video recap:

 

What industry trends are most affecting your business? Let us know in the comments below or by sharing your perspective on social media.

If you missed the conference, you can review highlights at #E360Live, @IntelliStore and @EmersonClimate on Twitter, as well as in our daily blog post and video recaps:

 To learn more about the E360 Annual Conference or to receive the session presentations, email RetailSolutionsMarketing@Emerson.com.

 For more than 20 years, Emerson Retail Solutions has been helping businesses like yours safeguard food, reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and optimize business results. To learn more about our technology solutions and services for retailers, visit our website

Dean Landeche
Vice President of Marketing, Retail Solutions
Emerson Climate Technologies

Technically Energy Management

In conjunction with a major travel center, we presented an educational session at the 2015 NACS Show, focused on energy management best practices for convenience stores. If you missed it, don’t worry. We’ve compiled the highlights below:

From traditional to advanced energy management

We’ve all visited a convenience store in the middle of the afternoon with its external canopy lights on, or walked into a store that is uncomfortably warm or too cold. Lighting and temperature control through scheduling is a basic energy management system function. More advanced systems today incorporate refrigeration equipment and remote monitoring, and the latest, complete systems offer control and monitoring of foodservice, fuel and other critical equipment.

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With an advanced system, a typical convenience store might see $4,000 in annual energy savings and $6,000 in annual operational savings, resulting in a possible payback period of less than 24 months — and it can be faster, depending on store size and functions.

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Convenience Stores: Two Ways to Follow Best Practices with Limited Store Staff

This is the sixth and final post in a six-part series that addresses the main business challenges convenience store operators face today.

Best Practices with Limited Store Staff

In the previous post, we discussed the challenges convenience store operators face with limited store staff. To be successful in an increasingly competitive market, convenience store associates need to focus on delivering high quality customer service, not on operational responsibilities — such as monitoring refrigeration or HVAC systems — that can keep customers waiting.

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