Customers expect to pull into a gas station, fill their tank quickly and leave without a second thought about the fuel they just pumped into their vehicle. Gas station and convenience store owners expect the same. But if that fuel is contaminated it can cause serious engine damage, affect a gas station’s reputation and cost the business owner thousands of dollars.
While security is important for any business, convenience stores (c-stores) are a frequent target for would-be criminals—particularly shoplifters—due to their late hours, high cash volume and heavy foot traffic. The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention found that more than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen every year. That’s more than $35 million per day.
And it’s not just shoplifters who are causing product to go missing. Three out of four employees admit to having stolen from their employer at least once, accounting for 42.7 percent of retail shrinkage. (more…)
One of the greatest risks grocery and convenience stores face is oftentimes right under your feet: slippery floors. In a study conducted by the National Safety Council over 8 million annual emergency hospital visits result from slips and falls. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, these incidents also lead the country in workers compensation claims and rank as the second highest cause of accidental death.
Grocery and convenience stores are especially susceptible to wet floors because of heavy foot traffic, spillage and leaks from refrigerators. If an employee or customer happened to slip and injure themself while on your premises, your business could be held responsible. (more…)