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High AADT but Low Sales? How to avoid mistakes in retail site selection

Successful site selection is fundamentally about ROI, which in turn, depends on sales, customer count, and daily visits...

June 12, 2024

Optimizing Car Wash Site Selection with Precision Traffic Data

Car wash site selection is about much more than just finding a busy street. It requires a deep understanding of how...

June 4, 2024
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Making Hard Decisions in the Evolving Terrain of Convenience and Discount Retail

The convenience store and discount store chains are, traditionally, less affected by economic downturn than their bigger...

April 5, 2024
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How to choose the right place for next c-store: case of small & medium-sized c-store operators

At Ticon, we are confident that to choose the best site you need to consider 3 main factors: local communities, competition...

March 4, 2024
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NACS Insights 2023 | Ticon Updates

It's been a memorable two weeks since we concluded our participation in the NACS Show. This year marked Ticon's debut at the event, and it was an absolute...

October 25, 2023
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Understanding What Drives the Convenience Store Traffic

In the world of retail blogs, we've all heard the resounding chorus: "Convenience stores drive massive traffic." It's a sentiment supported by mobile data...

October 7, 2023
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True Insights on Fuel Demand by Ticon Analytics Team | Is Decline Real?

Over the past two years, we have been hearing from everywhere about the decline in fuel consumption in the USA...

Spetember 27, 2023
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Road Classification as a Tool for Strategic Site Selection

In the US, roads are classified based on their roles, known as Functional Road Classes. There are different types...

august 18, 2023
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Fresh data insights for retail seasonal planning. Part II

In our previous blog we’ve shared insights on convenience store seasonal patterns at summer holiday destinations. This time...

august 17, 2023
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Fresh data insights for retail seasonal planning

Seasonal retail fluctuations come as no surprise for summer and winter vacation destinations. Convenience stores often...

JUNE 29, 2023
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Is Shopper Behavior Changing?
Exploring the Shift in Grocery and Convenience Store Visits

In today's rapidly evolving retail landscape, understanding consumer behavior and...

JUNE 8, 2023
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Leveraging Traffic Data for Optimizing Daily Operations of Convenience Stores

In the era of data-driven decision-making, businesses across industries are...

may 25, 2023
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Accurate Data Insights for Target Audience Estimation

Are you ready to conquer a new market? Before taking the leap, it's crucial to assess the market's unique characteristics to...

may 4, 2023
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Demystifying the Target Audience Analysis

If you want to succeed in business, you need to know who your customers are and where to find them. That’s why site...

april 20, 2023
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Role of Traffic Flow Data in Proactive Management of C-store Operations

It is well known that 91% of С-Store customers drive their vehicles to the stores. It should be obvious, then...

march 9, 2023
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AI is Artificial – But Is It Always Intelligent?

About two months ago, ChatGPT, a high-capacity chatbot that employs an enhanced version of OpenAI's AI technology to converse in simple English...

february 20, 2023
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Impact Analysis

Ticon experts have analyzed traffic patterns for years and observed how external conditions can significantly impact traffic. Road construction projects, special..

february 15, 2023
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How Road Closures Affect Abutting Business Communities

As the saying goes, “There are only two seasons, winter and road construction”. There is a grain of truth in every joke - and a very big grain in this one. According to..

january 25, 2023
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In-N-Out Unveils Plans for an Eastward Footprint Expansion

Living in California, our family road trips were always punctuated by stops at In-N-Out Burger, unanimously acclaimed as the best burger joint on the road, at least by..

january 18, 2023
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Solving Staffing Problems with Actionable Data

Life after COVID brought about many changes to concepts that used to be simple and comprehensible. One of these concepts is the labor market dynamics..

january 12, 2023
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Story No. 1. Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

In observance of the New Year 2023, with this article we start a new series of Industry News posts dedicated to Innovations, Solutions and Achievements..

december 29, 2022
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How Traffic Data Helps Winning Frequent Customers

Many of our clients know that access to comprehensive and reliable traffic data facilitates not just the site selection, but operation planning processes as well..

december 9, 2022
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The Unbought Chocolate Bar Part 2

We recently shared with you a true story about a customer who left the store without the chocolate bar he wanted to buy - because the wait in line was..

november 17, 2022
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The Unbought Chocolate Bar

This is a true story, with only the names changed for privacy of the protagonist. It happened exactly as you read it. Here’s what happened..

november 11, 2022
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The Limitations of Mobile Phone Data in Billboards Audience..

Knowing the number of people passing the billboard with a certain viewing time is critical not only for picking the billboard site but also from the point of view of..

november 3, 2022
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The Third Places: Retailers Search for Creative Updates to..

In 1849, French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote  “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose “ – the more things change, the more they stay the same..

november 1, 2022
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New Formula of Success: Retailers Partnering with EV..

The expansion of nationwide EV charging station network is in the center of attention of the government agencies, environmental groups, and ...

october 7, 2022
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How Big Data Helps to Optimize OOH Advertising

The progress in AI traffic data collection technologies present a unique opportunity for billboard advertisers to grab the attention of a wider audience..

SEptember 29, 2022
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Are Robots a Solution for the Rising Cost of Operating a..

The members of the Baby Boomer generation may remember watching The Jetsons, an animated cartoon series that placed a typical 1960's..

SEptember 19, 2022
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Breakfast customers are coming back

Whether the slowdown of our economy is – or is not – a recession, the convenience stores don’t see the decline in customer visits, and..

August 29, 2022
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Road Composition Impact on Site Selection

When traffic experts analyze the input parameters for site selection, they usually consider only the small adjacent section of..

AUGUST 15, 2022
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Population growth is a leading driver of retail growth

When it’s time to expand into a new market, knowledge of traffic volumes and customer buying power is essential. But what if you could go..

August 1, 2022
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Network analysis for C-Site selection

Many networked industries are currently undergoing revolutionary changes that force the major players to explore innovative tools for..

JULY 18, 2022
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Know Your Customer

KYC, an abbreviation that stands for “Know your customer”, is an important feature of modern banking and finance industries, where it is…

JULY 4, 2022
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Electric Vehicles Continue Growing Their Numbers on The US Market

The market for electriv vehicles (EV) in the US, for a few years dominated exclusively by Tesla, begins to see diversification of brands..

JUNE 20, 2022
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How Traffic Data Explain Customer Behavior

“Mass transit” is what you see through the plate glass window of your store every day: thousands of cars, thousands of people going from..

JUNE 6, 2022
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C-Store Chains Growth Spurt Continues

The last couple of years, marked by the global COVID pandemic, impacted everybody and everything in many ways. One of these, especially..

MAY 23, 2022
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C-Store Morphing into Drugstore

A convenience store, by virtue of its name, exists to make your life more… convenient. You stop to fill up the gas tank – or, at some..

MAY 9, 2022
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An Answer to the Challenges of EV Charger Industry

Recent statements by the White House indicate the US government’s intention to make “the most transformative investment in electric..

APRIL 25, 2022
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Decline in C-Store Count and Consolidation of C-Store Industry

According to a recent NACS report, the number of convenience stores in the United States declined for the fourth consecutive year,..

APRIL 11, 2022
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New Metric in C-Site Selection Traffic Analytics

As the sales to convenience retailers ticked up in 2021, with two in three convenience retailers reporting higher in-store sales in 2021..

MARCH 28, 2022
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ChargEV: a Tool of ROI Enhancement

TomTom recently announced a new product that allows the owner of an electric vehicle (EV) to plan the route with the consideration of EV..

MARCH 14, 2022

EV demand has slowed, but it hasn’t stopped

There’s One Fast-Charging EV Station for Every 15 Gas Stations in the U.S.

Right location choice is critical

U.S. Adds 1,000-Plus EV Stations in Six Months

Get ready for beach season: discover the top locations in high demand for new hires with Ticon

Wawa Announces It’s Hiring for Beach Season Jobs

Key considerations before installing EV chargers: harness Ticon data to guide your choices

Four Factors C-store Owners Should Consider Before Installing EV Chargers

Will digital revolution cause retail evolution?

The Retail Tech Revolution is Here: Are You Prepared?

Doing more with less by using technology to help you get there is going to be critical for business success going forward

Travel Stop Industry Faces Challenges & Opportunities

AI can promote significant organizational change and drive revenues higher - just make it work!

Retail Has Been Slow to Embrace AI. Here’s Why.

2024 Convenience Store News Forecast Study | Key findings

Small Operators Face 2024 With Tempered Optimism

Reshaping retail may be esier if based on clear understanding on customer traffic with the focus on target audience

Reshaping Retail: Top 3 Trends for 2024

Ticon's client ranks among America's top food innovators

Convenience Store News Recognizes 10 Retailers as 2024 Foodservice Innovators

US economy boost opens new opportunities for C-Store industry

U.S. economy booms with 3.3% growth in final quarter of 2023

The convenience store universe grew in 2023 for the second consecutive year — with small operators continuing to account for the majority of locations

U.S. C-store count up 1.5% in 2023, with only seven states seeing decrease

AI is in the center of retailers attention

NRF 2024: AI, Digital Stores, Flexibility and Other Trends Dominating Retail’s Big Show

Know Your Customer: Driving fuel customers into the store

Driving Fuel Customers Into the Store

Can the convenience and fuel businesses operate independently?

The Road Ahead: Why retailers need to focus on fuel in 2024

Great road hit: Amercian Thanksgiving travel trends

More Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving

Car washes, nostalgic beverages and self-serve options: just a few trends to stay ahead

Keep an Eye on C-Stores (Both on and Off the Road!)

Grocery stores don't stay behind trendy partnerships with EV charging stations

SoCal grocer Gelson’s launches ‘premium’ c-store format

Ticon client ranks among America's top private companies

Six Convenience Retailers Named Among America's Largest Private Companies

EV charging network development: EVgo's ReNew program since 2022

EVgo Enhances Its Fast Charging Network Through ReNew Program

Ticon client ranks among America's top private companies

Six Convenience Retailers Named Among America's Largest Private Companies

EV charging network development: EVgo's ReNew program since 2022

EVgo Enhances Its Fast Charging Network Through ReNew Program

EV charging network development: Tesla boosts supercharger network

Tesla Added 330 New Supercharging Stations Globally In Q3 2023

Strategies for c-stores in the age of inflation. We doubt though that trips have trended down.

C-stores should brace for inflation pressure through 2023

Quick-service restaurants seek new areas for growth

Quick-Service Restaurant Brand Names Travel Centers as Area of Growth

Harnessing AI-powered location intelligence to position micro shops as a compelling solution for c-stores

Could unstaffed micro shops become a viable new format for c-stores?

Profit-driven Innovation: c-store expansion into fast-food models

The Lines Between QSR and C-Store Foodservice are Blurring

Is AI a viable alternative to in-house data analytics teams?

How AI-Powered and Data-Driven Retailers Can Prosper in Tough Economic Conditions

Cite selection becomes permanent need with portable C-Stores

CSA Exclusive: Choice Market to open portable autonomous store

Field Verification of Ticon Traffic Flow Volume Estimation Accuracy

Ticon's Research

The TOP 100 Convenience Store Chains of 2023

The Calm Before the Storm

Can AI help find optimal locations for EV chargers?

Tech company unveils AI-powered platform to determine ideal EV charging sites

More robots join the ranks of Shop Rite employees

Shop Rite rolls out inventory robots to more stores

C-store customer visits increased over 60% nationwide: a data stream change or genuine customer surge registered by mobile providers?

Placer.ai: Convenience-stores driving massive traffic

Battle for a Slice: c-stores rival traditional pizzerias

Pizzerias face growing competition from convenience stores

Convenience stores take a bold step into the urgent care market

Funyuns and flu shots: QuikTrip ventures into urgent care, starting in Oklahoma | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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