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The Pinnacle Blog

2016: A  Look Back at Fuel- and to the Future

Posted by Pinnacle Corporation on Dec 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Collecting accurate business intelligence in any industry provides a decisive competitive advantage. This holds especially true for petroleum marketing. With insight from the NACS State of the Industry summit last April, the prospects for fuel marketers presented a mixed, though relatively optimistic, picture of the near future of the industry. Sales volumes  should remain healthy (more than 97% of vehicles sold in 2015 still use liquid gasoline), but trends in technology (electric and hydrogen powered vehicles), now-widespread services (Uber, Lyft), and an increase in ride-share present some short-to-medium term challenges for fuel marketers. Developing fuel solutions to keep clients in the know with current and future trends, especially on a regional basis, remained one of Pinnacle’s primary goals- and does still as we move into 2017. Here is a look back at some of the major fuel trends and developments from Pinnacle this last year:

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Topics: fuel, labor, Mobile, NACS, efficiency, Fuel Marketing And Inventory, fuel pipeline

2016: A Year in Review, Looking Ahead in Convenience Store Technology

Posted by Pinnacle Corporation on Dec 2, 2016 11:06:49 AM

As 2016 draws to a close, we will take this month to review the many exciting opportunities and challenges Pinnacle responded to this year and what we have to look forward to in the coming year.  

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Topics: POS, EPM, Mobile, Loyalty, fuel pipeline, tobacco, Inventory Management, Business Intelligence

Avoiding Product Run-Out in Fuel Inventory Management...

Posted by Pinnacle Corporation on Sep 8, 2016 11:56:20 AM

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Topics: fuel, fuel pipeline, fuel inventory management, Fuel Marketing And Inventory

Fuel Smart: Allowing Customers to Expand Into New Markets

Posted by Pinnacle Corporation on Jul 1, 2016 8:50:26 AM

As the fuel market becomes increasingly competitive and volatile, businesses are looking for ways to expand their profits and streamline processes. This can mean moving beyond their initial arena of operations and into fields that bring their own logistical, managerial and administrative challenges and opportunities. This can be particularly true for upstream fuel businesses looking to move 'below the rack' downstream.

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Topics: fuel, wholesale fuel, fuel supply, fuel pipeline, fuel inventory management, Business Intelligence