Posted on 08/03/2017

In the United States, there are over 154,000 convenience stores. If history is any indication, the growth of convenience stores will continue well into the future. In fact, the size of the convenience store industry has roughly doubled over the last three decades. Growth and competition in the market is fierce and convenience stores can no longer rely on competitive pricing and convenience alone to attract customers.

As convenience store owners continue to feel the pressure of running their business as efficiently as possible, they must be able to maximize profits. But, with new demands from consumers, this pressure isn’t just about (facility) operations. It’s about creating a better experience to attract customers, which can include re-branding, renovations, and opening new stores as quickly as possible because time is of the essence.

The focus of convenience store owners has shifted from just ensuring the convenience store can offer a range of everyday items in convenient locations, to a more strategic approach:

  • How can we attract and retain more customers?
  • How can we open faster?
  • How can we respond to the changing tastes, needs, and likes?

With the expectations of consumers continually changing, a construction project management solution is integral to new store planning and execution and, equally important, store remodels. The faster you can open a store or complete a remodel, the faster you can earn income on that store. Without a dependable solution that ensures construction projects are managed with discipline, convenience stores can’t meet the changing market landscape while protecting their ROI.

Accruent’s construction project management solution, Expesite, has a track record of supporting on-time and on-budget completion of construction projects. The Expesite mobile app supplements the desktop experience while offering greater visibility – in real time – to construction and project managers, so they can increase efficiency.

The Expesite mobile app reduces the latency between identifying risks in the field and adjusting project specifications and resources. In a rapidly evolving market like convenience stores, reducing delays can be the defining factor of what sets you apart from the competition. Accruent understands this market dynamic. We offer the experience and tools like Expesite mobile to help pivot towards this more strategic approach and improve efficiency for all convenience store construction projects.

Check out the video below for a quick look at Expesite mobile and how it can make your construction life easier.