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5 Innovative Marketing Ideas for Convenience Stores in 2021

Posted on: May 6, 2021 |

Standing out and grabbing customers’ attention can be difficult in the convenience store market. There is a lot of competition in this market, and customers have little incentive to make repeat purchases, other than convenience itself. So how can you make an impact, keep customers coming back, and get their attention? Try these innovative marketing… Continue reading

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Why Ice House America? 6 Reasons to Start Ice Vending with Ice House America

Posted on: May 4, 2021 |

Vending machine businesses present many opportunities for seasoned and new business owners alike. There are many vending machine opportunities to choose from, including ice vending with Ice House America. If you’re wondering about starting an ice vending machine business or adding ice vending to your current business, there are 6 reasons to consider Ice House… Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Vended Ice for Convenience Stores

Posted on: April 27, 2021 |

The average American buys four bags of packaged ice each year, 80 percent of it between Memorial and Labor Day, according to the FDA. Most of this ice comes from convenience stores’ and other retailers’ supplies of bagged ice. With these wide swings in demand occurring around holidays and unpredictable warm days, as well as… Continue reading

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Which Ice is Best? Traditional Bagged Ice vs Ice Vending Machine

Posted on: April 22, 2021 |

When it comes to ice-on-the-go, consumers and retailers have options, including bagged ice and ice vending machines. How ice is made, stored and dispensed affects quality as well as profit margins for business owners selling ice. So which ice is best? We compared traditional bagged ice and vending machine ice to see which type of… Continue reading