Leadership for a New Decade
2020 is set to bring new changes and challenges. Partnerships with innovative supplier companies can help convenience retailers differentiate themselves in the year ahead.
2020 welcomes not only a new decade but a smorgasbord of new opportunities for convenience store retailers. Growing disruption is exploding across the industry — from electric vehicle chargers to frictionless solutions and from plant-based proteins to trendy flavor combinations.
Luckily, convenience store operators don’t need to forge new terrain alone. Leading-edge supplier companies are illuminating new frontiers in frictionless solutions, foodservice success, core category innovations and more.
As the definition of ‘convenience’ continues to evolve with each passing year, suppliers are working to bring new innovations to the c-store marketplace to help convenience retailers lead the competition.
Global futurist and best-selling author Daniel Burrus told me c-stores have two choices as the pace of technological disruption ramps up: to be the disruptor or the disrupted. “The key is to become a positive disruptor and pre-solve problems before they appear,” he advised. C-store industry suppliers and wholesalers are vital to helping convenience retailers achieve this goal.