Industry News

The Small Operator’s Secret Weapon

Posted on

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 […]

Industry News

Targeted Innovation

Posted on

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 […]

Company News

StrasGlobal Offers Site Operations for Distressed Assets

Posted on

Temple, Texas, September 8, 2020 –StrasGlobal President Roy Strasburger announces national services dedicated to distressed asset protection and asset performance. Helping global oil brands, distressed assets managers, real estate lenders and private investors seeking a complete, turnkey retail operations solution, StrasGlobal “is proud of our reputation as reliable stewards of our clients’ most valuable assets,” […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Rolling With the Changes

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -Rolling With the Changes, August 12, 2020 Team, As we continue through the COVID crisis there are two big questions on everyone’s mind: when will a vaccine be available and what is life going to be like when the pandemic is over? There are reports that a vaccine may be available by […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – More Voices: Caleb Hill

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – More Voices: Caleb Hill, Jul7 21, 2020 Team, Last week I told you that Caleb Hill had been named as one of the Future Leaders in Convenience for 2020. Caleb is our District Manager for North Texas and California. Here is Caleb’s contribution to our More Voices series. Caleb’s words: Hello […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Caleb Hill

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Caleb Hill, Jul7 17, 2020 Team, I am very pleased to announce that Caleb Hill has been named as one of Convenience Store News Future Leaders in Convenience for 2020! The CSNews FLIC award recognizes “young people (aged 35 and under) working for convenience store retailers who are already making significant […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – More Voices: BJ Manning

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -More Voices: BJ Manning, June 19, 2020 I was delighted to receive two submissions following my request on Wednesday for “more voices” to be published in Strange Times. Sometimes you throw out an idea and wonder if anyone will respond – so thank you BJ and Tohid for responding to my call […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – More Voices

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -More Voices, June 17, 2020 Team, I originally created Strange Times as a means for me to be able to communicate directly with you about how StrasGlobal is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. I felt it was important for you to hear from me about all the new health and safety initiatives […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Our New Mask Policy for Customers

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -Our New Mask Policy for Customers, June 15, 2020 Team, We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops. As always, our priority is your safety and your family’s health. Back in early April, StrasGlobal mandated that all customers had to wear a mask in our stores. The reason we set […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – We Are One

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -We Are One, June 1, 2020 Team, I am sure that all of you are aware of the events that have been happening around the country over the last few days. The horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the circumstances surrounding it, has again highlighted the problem of racism in […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – StrasGlobal Team Fund

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -StrasGlobal Team Fund, May 22, 2020 Even though many places are starting to relax their stay-at-home mandates, times are still difficult for many members of our team. With this in mind, we have established a StrasGlobal Team Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to help our team members who are having […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – We’re Famous!

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -We’re Famous!, May 21, 2020 It is always a good feeling when your peers recognize the work that you are doing. On Wednesday, May 20th, StrasGlobal was featured in an article in the online daily newsletter of NACS (the National Association of Convenience Stores). Today, Thursday, May 21st, CSP magazine also carried […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Welcome to StrasGlobal Video

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Welcome to StrasGlobal Video, May 13, 2020 Team, I want to let you know that we have put up a new short video on our website. We have had a large increase in visitors to our site due to our Response Plan and the media interest in our COVID-19 initiatives. Therefore, […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Online Ordering and Curbside Delivery

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -Online Ordering and Curbside Delivery, May 12, 2020 Dear Team, I’ve got some really exciting news to share with you! We’ve launched our new online ordering and curbside delivery program at two stores in Texas. We’ve been thinking of getting into online delivery for a while and COVID-19 was the motivation we […]

COVID-19 Plan

StrasGlobal COVID-19 Response Plan

Posted on
StrasGlobal Implementation of COVID-19 Response Plan

Update: The StrasGlobal COVID-19 Implementation Review is a follow up to our COVID-19 Response Plan and looks at how that plan was implemented. We have taken each action point and strategy outlined in the Response and shown whether it was implemented or not. Furthermore, we have included additional observations made during our handling of the […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – KN95 Masks

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -KN95 Masks, May 8, 2020 Dear Team, We are not finished with the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is still out there. People are still getting sick. People are still dying.  To stay healthy we must continue to follow our safety precautions: wash your hands, maintain social distancing, don’t touch your face, and […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – StrasGlobal Podcast

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -StrasGlobal Podcast, May 6, 2020 Dear Team, NACS – the National Association of Convenience Stores – gave us the opportunity to tell the StrasGlobal story on their podcast. When I mention StrasGlobal I am referring to you and the work that you do every day. I am excited to share our story […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Online Ordering Test

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -Online Ordering Test, May 6, 2020 Team, As we are entering Phase 2 of the COVID-19 period, StrasGlobal is introducing new programs and ideas in order to meet the needs of a changing customer and to increase our sales. The world is changing and we want to be ready. I am pleased […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – The StrasGlobal Vision Group

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -The StrasGlobal Vision Group, May 5, 2020 Team, Thank you for all of the hard work that you have done to bring us to this point. We are moving out of Phase One (crisis response) of the COVID-19 pandemic and into Phase Two (sales and business development). Now is the time to […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – The Fight Is Not Over

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -The Fight Is Not Over, April 30, 2020 Dear Team, Everyone is getting tired of the COVID-19 situation. I get it. For weeks now, we have been social distancing, wearing masks, and wondering if it is safe to go to work or to the grocery store. We are being careful about what […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – On to Phase Two

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -On to Phase Two, April 28, 2020 Dear Team, I’m sure that you are hearing the news that some states and local governments are starting to relax their COVID-19 restrictions. I hope that their leaders are right and that the infection rate is on the decline and we won’t see another spike […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Helping the Neighborhood

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -Helping the Neighborhood, April 25, 2020 Dear Team, Over the last few weeks, we have been working hard to make sure that all of our team members are safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your work in putting our health programs into place and we appreciate your effort to make […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – The GROCER Act

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -The GROCER Act, April 23, 2020 Dear Team, The last few weeks have been a difficult financial time for everyone.  Family members have lost their jobs or have been furloughed due the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses have disappeared and the economy is in bad shape. StrasGlobal has been trying to help with the […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Take Care of Your Mask

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -Take Care of Your Mask, April 15, 2020 By the end of today, and no later than tomorrow, you should receive your blue fabric mask. We had a mask specially made for each of our team members by a company in Austin, Texas.  While these masks are not as effective as the […]

Company News

Where Were You During the Great Quarantine of 2020?

Posted on

Roy Strasburger is a frequent contributor to FMN (Fuels Marketer News), online publishers of news for the fuels and convenience store industry. As everyone is very well aware, the COVID-19 (“Corona”) virus has changed the way that we are living life. Public gathering spaces are closed, retail outlets are closed, and social interaction as we […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Essential Employee Bonus

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -Essential Employee Bonus, April 14, 2020 Dear Team, The dedication and effort that you have put into our business over the last month has been outstanding. We are hearing from our customers about the great things that they are experiencing at our stores – a great attitude, excellent customer service, and a […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – The mask saves lives

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -The mask saves lives, April 8, 2020 Dear Team, Last Friday, the CDC stated that it recommends everyone use a face mask when outside their house. Wearing a mask helps reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus by limiting the number of molecules that are transported by air. This is […]

Company News

Louisiana Marathon Stations Help Local Shops

Posted on

GONZALES, La.—Two Marathon gas stations in Louisiana want to sell more local products in response to COVID-19. The c-stores are seeking out local businesses and restaurants to ask if they can sell their products at the Marathon locations, reports Brproud.com. While gas stations are considered an essential business during this time, StrasGlobal, which manages the Marathon […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Thank you to our teams

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times -Thank you to our teams, April 6, 2020 Dear Team, I don’t think we can tell you “thank you” often enough for the great work that you are doing. Please watch this short video message. Keep up the great work! Roy Roy Strasburger President, StrasGlobal Email: strangetimes@strasglobal.com          

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Community Outreach

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Community Outreach, April 2, 2020 Team, As you know, we have been working hard to put additional protections into our stores to slow down the COVID-19 virus.  You have already seen changes such as adding sneeze guards, installing social distancing signs on the floors in the stores, limiting the number of customers […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Our Operations Team

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Our Operations Team, April 1, 2020 Dear Team, Today, I want to shine a spotlight on the people who are working ceaselessly to support our team in the stores.  Not only are they implementing new programs to keep our store team and customers safe, they are making sure that our business […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Healthcare Information

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Health Insurance Information, March 31, 2020 Dear Team, The COVID-19  pandemic has created anxiety and concern at many levels.  Probably the biggest concern for all of us is the cost of healthcare if we, or someone in our family, gets sick.  StrasGlobal has been in contact with our health insurance company, […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Our COVID-19 Response

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Our COVID-19 Response, March 30, 2020 Dear Team, I know that you have seen the changes that we have been making at our stores as we confront the spread of the COVID-19 virus: placing sneeze guards at every POS position, enforcing social distancing, intensifying our cleaning procedures, removing self-service food items, […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Knowledge is Power

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Knowledge is Power, March 26, 2020 The more you know, the better you can prepare for the future. This is as true with the current COVID-19 crises as with anything else. There is a lot of information circulating on internet. Some of it is correct and some is not. We are […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Keep Clean

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Keep Clean, March 25, 2020 Our number one concern is about your health and the health of your family. Therefore, it is imperative that during this time of infection you follow the correct procedures for cleaning your hands and your work surfaces. It is one of the ways to slow down […]

COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – Thank You

Posted on

Issue: Strange Times – Thank You, March 23, 2020 Dear Team, Thank you. That’s really all that I can say at the moment. The work and dedication that you have put into your store over the last few weeks has been nothing short of heroic. These have been very difficult times. They are difficult for […]

COVID-19 Response

How We Are Addressing COVID-19

Posted on

Image: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS As you are aware, there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and deaths in the United States and we are dedicated to educating our employees to help reduce the spread of infection in our stores and communities. We will be following the suggested guidelines put forth by […]

Industry News

Energy North Group Adopts Compliance Safe Software

Posted on
Compliance Safe

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 […]

Industry News

SIGMA Tech Trends Workshop 2019

Posted on
SIGMA-tech-trends-2019-panel

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 […]