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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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What You Need to Know About FDA Regulations on Packaged Ice

Posted on: April 26, 2021 |

Packaged ice is considered a food item by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and it’s regulated as such. Like other foods or drinks packaged for consumption, labels must be accurate, and food manufacturing and storage conditions must be sanitary. However, not all packaged ice is the same. Here’s what you need to know about… 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


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7 Creative Investment Ideas Not in the Stock Market

Posted on: January 26, 2021 |

The stock market is confusing and unpredictable to many people. Unpredictable highs and lows have made many investors consider creative investment ideas outside the stock market. If you’re wondering about how to save for retirement or another big expense, but you’re uncertain about stock markets, these 7 creative investments might be for you. Creative Investment… Continue reading


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How to Start a Side Hustle During a Pandemic And Actually Make Money

Posted on: January 12, 2021 |

If you’ve been laid off or you’re working fewer hours during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have wondered about how to safely start a side hustle during a pandemic. You’ve probably already thought of or found a lot of options, but it’s unclear which of these side hustles can actually make money. Asking yourself the… Continue reading


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13 Ways to Work From Home and Start a Business Safely in 2020

Posted on: December 1, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has many people working from home, or looking for ways to start working from home. If you’ve been laid off or unemployed for part of 2020, you may have wondered how you can start a business as well. Working from home is generally safer, and can help to reduce the spread of… Continue reading


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5 Things to Look for in a Post-COVID Business Opportunity

Posted on: December 1, 2020 |

If you’ve been laid off, unemployed or underemployed during the COVID-19 outbreak, you’ve probably considered other opportunities. Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to become your own boss and be a business owner. But your time and energy are limited, so how do you choose the right business opportunity? How do you know what businesses are… Continue reading


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What Makes a Recession-Resistant Industry?

Posted on: November 23, 2020 |

When a recession hits, the economy contracts. This is a circular process; consumers make fewer purchases, businesses make fewer sales, employ fewer people, and the process repeats. However, even during this process, some businesses and industries are not affected by recessions in the same way, or at the same rate. Industries that react very little… Continue reading