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Are Your Relevant?

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Presented By: Roy Strasburger, CEO, StrasGlobal With retail foot traffic down, how do we stay relevant? See your store the way your community sees you. And, visit your neighborhood for what they need. StrasGlobal shares tips to see your stores “inside/out” and “outside/in” so you stay relevant. Is your business relevant to YOU? Is your […]

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Don’t Have Just Your Head in the Cloud

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Clouds. Throughout the centuries, clouds have indicated power and mystery. The Greek gods lived on Mount Olympus above the clouds. The heavenly kingdom has always been imagined in the clouds above the earth. Thoughts of freedom are represented by birds soaring through the clouds. When I travel, one of the things that always mesmerizes me […]

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Mind Your Gas Business

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One of the most important aspects of the convenience store business is often overlooked when discussing store operations—gasoline. This is interesting because we all know that fuel sales have a huge impact on the profitability, if not the financial viability, of a retail site. We often talk about the correct pricing for a candy bar, […]

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Perseverance in a Pandemic

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TEMPLE, Texas — The challenges of the pandemic struck fast and they hit deep. For StrasGlobal—a convenience-store operator that manages sites under various flags for oil companies, banks, investors and individuals—developing an action plan was a key to getting through. The company formed a task force and developed a comprehensive response plan to deal with […]

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StrasGlobal Shares COVID-19 Learnings in New Resource Hub for Small Operators

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TEMPLE, Texas — StrasGlobal is helping single-store owners and small-chain operators navigate the new normal with its Resources for Retailers (RfR), a new content and services hub that offers solutions for the challenges that are common to these retailers. The initiative evolved from StrasGlobal’s COVID-19 response plan, which the consulting company and provider of contract […]

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How to Stay in Compliance

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If you are running a retail business, there is a scenario that you have either come across or have thought about. It’s a Friday afternoon during the summer — possibly before a big holiday weekend. Your store is humming: people are coming in to buy things to go to the lake; fueling up the car […]

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StrasGlobal Finely Hones Its Innovation Lens

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TEMPLE, Texas — At StrasGlobal, the word “innovation” means meeting the changing demands of the customer. “One can innovate, but if you’re not aligned with what the customer is looking for, you’re innovating for nothing. It has to be targeted innovation,” said Roy Strasburger, CEO of StrasGlobal, a contract operations provider that services retail locations […]

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Compliance Safe – Document Management Simplified

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COMPLIANCE SAFE™, a software service that monitors, tracks and protects your business-critical documents, prominently served as the cover feature in November’s CIO Review magazine – the publication’s Compliance Technology issue. CIO Review is a leading technology magazine that is at the forefront of guiding enterprises through the continuously varying business environment about the solutions and services. The magazine […]

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OnDemand – What To Do With Small Format Retail

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On December 2nd 2020, StrasGlobal participated in a special TMA (Turnaround Management Association) Town Hall on “What to Do with Small Format Retail“. This Town Hall was moderated by Kenneth R. Yager with Newpoint Advisors Corporation, and included Roy Strasburger with StrasGlobal, David Bagley with Carrac Capital Partner and Lee Harington with Ascendant Law as […]

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OnDemand – SIGMA Smart Path to Compliance

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In November 2020, StrasGlobal CEO Roy Strasburger delivered a webinar entitled “Smart Path to Compliance” at SIGMA’s virtual Annual Conference. SIGMA is the national trade association representing the most successful, progressive, and innovative fuel marketers and chain retailers in the United States and Canada. StrasGlobal currently operates fuel and convenience sites for owners nationally and […]

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The Small Operator’s Secret Weapon

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I have a secret. It’s something that will help you, but it’s not new information. In fact, it might be right under your nose. I am often asked if there is a way for small operators to compete against their larger competitors. The question has taken on even more significance during this time of pandemic […]

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Targeted Innovation

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The following was published as part of the cover story in the September 2020 Issue of Convenience Store News Magazine. At StrasGlobal, the word “innovation” means meeting the changing demands of the customer. “One can innovate, but if you’re not aligned with what the customer is looking for, you’re innovating for nothing. It has to […]

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We Are Preparing for 2030. Are you?

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There is a quote, usually attributed to Rahm Emanuel, that “no good crisis should go to waste”.  That is our feeling at StrasGlobal. We are in the process of using the lessons that we have been learning during the COVID-19 crisis to change the way we operate our business and to incorporate new ideas and […]

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Energy North Group Adopts Compliance Safe Software

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Temple, TX February 21, 2020 — COMPLIANCE SAFE™, a software service that manages your permit, license and certification renewals process, announces an agreement with Energy North Group (ENG), a Leader in both wholesale distribution and retail operations throughout New England and New York. “We know that permit, license and certification renewals can be tedious and […]

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How AI Can Make Retailers Better

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AI takes care of repetitive tasks so humans can focus on more creative and substantial issues. In the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the computer HAL takes control of a space mission, making decisions that lead to the deaths of most of the astronauts on board, before it is shut down by the lone survivor, […]

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SIGMA Tech Trends Workshop 2019

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By Roy Strasburger SIGMA Tech Trends Workshop 2019 Best Practice Trends—How to Manage and Leverage Your Data to Make Better Business Decisions November 12, 2019 Austin, TX— Staying on top of market evolution trends and disruptors is critical to keeping your business successful. During SIGMA’s 2019 Annual Conference November 4-6, 2019 in Austin, TX, petroleum […]

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Managing Use of Marijuana at Work

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By Roy Strasburger Originally Published in CSP Magazine One of an employer’s main expectations is that staff be mentally alert and aware of the environment around them. The employee can enhance the safety of the business and the people in the store. He or she can also sense when the extra effort is needed to turn […]

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Your Competitor is Your Best Teacher

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The tactics of using a competitor as a benchmark fall into three categories By Roy Strasburger Originally Published in Convenience Store News “THAT’S INTERESTING.” Have you ever walked into your main competitor’s shop and had that reaction? As you look around the store, you see a product you had not heard of, a promotion you […]

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Put the Store Design to Work

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By Roy Strasburger Originally Published in CSP Magazine Store design is the equivalent of a good store employee: It should help communicate the brand, give the customer more value for their visit and make jobs easier. Most retailers don’t have the luxury of tearing the building down and starting from scratch. So how do we […]

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Dealer panel kicks off SIGMA Annual Conference education program

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Photo caption left to right: Roy Strasburger, CEO StrasGlobal Paul Melgaard, VP Supply Sunoco LP Dan Dunstan, Dir Sales and Operations Parkland USA Travis Booth, General Counsel & VP Corp. Development Empire Petroleum Partners LLP San Francisco, CA – Communication, technology and financial training for dealers, within the backdrop of understanding cultural and language differences, […]

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Employee Training Must-Dos

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Everything you want to accomplish in retail revolves around proper training By Roy Strasburger Originally Published in Convenience Store News TRAINING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT of the foundation on which to build a retail business. Everything you want to accomplish in retail revolves around training. I firmly believe that good salespeople are born, but […]