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C-store operators know that the big chains achieve better margins because of their analysis – but the product costs, labor required, and logistics of gathering the information made this strategy too expensive for even mid-sized chains to generate a positive ROI. Taiga has released new tools to give independent c-store operators an affordable way to perform real Category Management analysis.


When prices change frequently and your margins depend on meeting the market price, you need to be aware of price changes and stay one step ahead of your competitors.


Covid has forced c-store operators to work remotely, revealing some operational weaknesses that were there before the pandemic, but were more obvious once staff had to work remotely. The good news is that strengthening these operational processes will be helpful even when the pandemic dies down.


In this week’s edition, we’ve focused on the challenges covid has caused with inventory management. C-store operators have frequently mentioned new problems that illustrate the difficulties. To successfully adapt to the New Normal, you will need better analysis and be willing to spend a little more time managing your inventory.


The team at Taiga would like to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. In honor of all veterans and active service members: Thank you for your service.


In this week's edition, we focus on explaining the changes taking place within alcohol sales. Three different operators reported that alcohol sales were up but they were getting confusing signals from inventory counts and out of stock items. Why were some of their best selling products stacked high in the cold vault while they sold out of Craft Beer?