We recently wrapped up a five-part series in Convenience Store News as an ongoing commitment to HFA’s strategic alliance with Joe Bona and Bona Design Lab. HFA’s own James Owens co-authored these pieces with Bona to leverage the excitement and momentum around our White Paper, Reimagining Sites + Stores: Perspectives on the Future of Convenience Retail, which was published in the fall of 2021. To read the series in its entirety without interruption, check out each installment below. Happy reading!
Part 1: How to Take a Mindful Approach to Omnichannel Integration
Omnichannel integration is a top priority for convenience retailers all over the globe. The big-picture vision is to make it easy and seamless for people to shop in whatever ways they choose.
Check out the first installment, How to Take a Mindful Approach to Omnichannel Integration here.
Part 2: Is Pret a Manger the New Model for C-store Foodservice Programs?
The second installment of this series shares insights on how convenience store retailers can learn from successful QSR programs and elevate their own foodservice offerings in unique ways.
3 min read: Is Pret a Manger the New Model for C-store Foodservice Programs?
Part 3: Freud, Pot, and Lemon-Kale Smoothies
What does Sigmund Freud have to do with convenience retailing? A lot, actually. Read from industry experts, Joseph Bona, from Bona Design Lab and James Owens from HFA, as they talk about the cultural shifts that are creating big opportunities for c-stores.
4 min read: Freud, Pot, and Lemon-Kale Smoothies
Part 4: How to Capitalize on E-Vehicle Adoption
The question of how electrification will play out for the convenience store industry is taking on increasing importance. As retailers work with AE and design firms to develop electric vehicle (EV) centric prototypes, they need to assess both the opportunities and challenges that are likely to arise.
5 min read: How to Capitalize on E-Vehicle Adoption
Part 5: Returning to the Corner Market
Consumers now see c-stores as offering greater value than traditional quick-serve food outlets. Read on as our very own James Owens and Joseph Bona discuss how even a rocky economy can’t shake the benefits of local convenience stores.
5 min read: Returning to the Corner Market