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Warren Rogers’ fuelWRAp selected as Convenience Store Decision’s 2022 Fuel Technology HOT New Product Winner!

By |September 28th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

 

Announcing the Winners of CStore Decisions’ 2022 Hot New Products Contest
Winners were determined based on key factors to success at c-stores, including innovation, packaging and more.
Link to article: https://cstoredecisions.com/2022/09/23/announcing-the-winners-of-cstore-decisions-2022-hot-new-products-contest/
By Emily Boes | September 23, 2022

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In the convenience store industry, thousands of new products and services are launched each year. But how can retailers predict which of those new products will ultimately be successful with customers?

CStore Decisions’ 2022 Hot New Products Contest evaluated a number of new product launches and is awarding the products set for success at c-stores this year.

This year, CStore Decisions received more than 100 entries across dozens of categories. A panel of retailer experts judged this year’s entries. Winners were determined using a point system that looked at key factors to success including innovation, packaging and more. New products/services are defined as having launched in 2022.

Introducing the 2022 CStore Decisions Hot New Products contest winners:

Technology Fuel
Gold: Dover Fueling Solutions — Ovation Multi-Hose Dispenser with Anthem UX and DX Promote

Silver: Warren Rogers Fuel System Diagnostics — fuelWRAp

Bronze: Techniche — Maintenance Management System for EV Charging Stations

Adult Beverage
Gold: Constellation Brands, Inc. — Modelo Oro

Silver: E&J Gallo Winery — High Noon Pineapple and Peach Flavors

Bronze: Coppa Cocktails — Coppa Cocktails Mojito
Beverage
Gold: Keurig Dr Pepper — Dr Pepper Zero Sugar

Silver: La Colombe — Nitro Extra Bold Cold Brew

Bronze: The Coca-Cola Co. — Minute Maid Aguas Frescas
Beverage Functional/Energy 
Gold: Body Armor — KiwiStrawberry Lyte

Silver: Bluetriton Brands — Ac+ion Water

Bronze: C4 Energy — C4 Energy Skittles
Candy
Gold: Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks — Chamoy Sour Neon Worms

Silver: Candy Dynamics — Sour & Chewy Bears Theater Box

Bronze: GLK Foods — OH SNAP! Spiced Pineapple Bites
CBD
Gold: CBD Living — CBD Living Mango Guava Sparkling Water

Silver: Paragon Corp — Single Serve Exotic Hemp Cannabinoid Gummies

Bronze: iDELTA Pure CBD Vapors — iDELTA8 Diamond Disposable Vape Pen
Foodservice
Gold: Tyson Foods — Tyson Hot ‘N Spicy Chicken & Waffles Sandwich

Silver: Chester’s Chicken — Extra Creamy Cheddar Mac […]

How Warren Rogers’ advanced analytical services can precisely track your fuel from the terminal to the customers’ tank, decreasing fuel variance

By |June 17th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

 

With Warren Rogers’ Advanced Continuous Reconciliation (CR) and “All-Points Monitoring System”, you get the most accurate and complete picture of your fuel operation — from every underground tank and fuel line, and dispenser, into your customers’ fuel tanks. This patented system features our real-time, continuous reconciliation technology and is ideal for high volume sites equipped with automatic tank gauging systems (ATG) and advanced dispenser pump controllers.

How it works

With the completion of every fueling transaction, a simultaneous observation of elapsed sales and associated tank system product heights and temperatures are recorded. CR identifies operational problems as they occur with pinpoint accuracy. It is also certified to provide the EPA leak detection /CITLDS monitoring for complex manifold tank systems up to 100,000 gallons in capacity.  Learn more about our CR certification here.

This technology features:

*Quick Reference Precision Inventory Reconciliation for each fuel product.

*Precision ATG Tank Charting – A must for accurate inventory calculations. Many operators depend on the charting from the ATG, which may be inaccurate or change over time. Tilt and groundwater changes can affect the geometry of underground storage tanks dramatically. With Warren Rogers’ advanced services, we will rechart your tanks based on the precise movement between the tanks and dispensers in order to increase the accuracy of fuel variances, leak and loss detection. We can also make suggestions to the operator to update their tank charts or handle the change to the ATG for them.

*Inventory Variance Reporting (1%+130, MD, CT, NY reporting available) to meet state and federal regulations is also a benefit of our advanced analytical services. Know exactly where your tanks stand on variances and fully-automate your paperwork and fuel delivery auditing requirements. No longer count on basic ATG inventory and delivery […]

Common Sources of Fuel Loss for Retail Operators

By |June 13th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Retail fuel operators have many factors to manage on their journey to reasonable profitability. Labor, marketing, maintenance, housekeeping, foodservice, and logistics to name just a few.
When it comes to fuel inventory management, today’s $5 to $6 average gasoline and diesel retails do not make matters any easier! Every gallon of fuel loss can have dramatic and negative impact on the bottom-line.
The largest potential fuel loss areas for any fuel reseller are based on how well they manage their wet-stock inventories. An average underground fuel tank may have $15,000 or more in liquid fuel at any one time and a load of fuel can be worth well over $30,000. Without good controls and measurements in place, fuel losses could grow dramatically, even without your knowledge. While it is commonly perceived that an operator may not have much control over their fuel-related “shrink” or loss, some steps can be taken to better-manage the impact.
The 4 most-common factors resulting in fuel loss include:

*Delivery Shortages
*Fuel theft
*Environmental or temperature factors
*Meter drift

In this article, we will briefly look at each factor and suggest ways for better management.
Delivery Shortages
Loss can be inherent in the fuel delivery process without strong oversight. If your fuel loads are unintentionally shorted by the terminal supplier or your fuel hauler, the loss can be substantial. A delivery loss due to a terminal short is often a result of terminal meter drift, or the fuel tanker not receiving the expected fuel load.
Many fuel operators depend on the store’s ATG, or automatic tank gauge, to capture the delivery amount. However, depending on the brand, model, and options on the ATG, this delivery estimate may not include transactions that occurred during the 30-60 minute timeframe […]

Leveraging Technology to Increase Staff Efficiency and Lower Costs for Fuel Operators

By |April 7th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Fuel Operators are under more pressure today than ever before to better-manage their bottom-line.

With increasing fuel, labor, and credit card costs as well as consumer sentiment against high fuel retails, fuel sellers must be innovative to take operating costs out of their business. Today’s high fuel retails also lower the average fuel transaction, further exasperating the issue to obtain fuel throughput goals and profits. Today’s savvy fuel seller must invest in technology to build a strong foundation for growth, data security, and increased store and corporate staff efficiency. Manual processes, such as reporting alarms and repair needs at store level, can take away from time devoted to customer service and other store operations.

However, a tech-savvy operator can take advantage of technology and properly curated analytics to remove costs from their business to add efficiency. Often, this can be done with existing equipment and little or no change to tanks, lines, sensors, probes, or other underground equipment.

 ATG or Automatic Tank Gauge Monitoring

The ATG, or automatic tank gauge, provides a plethora of information. From inventory level reporting, to alarms, to automated tank and line testing, the ATG is an amazing piece of equipment. The information from the ATG can be harvested easily with the right electronic connections and applications in place, to add efficiency and automation to your operation. By remotely monitoring your ATGs through various available solution providers, you can obtain the following:

Tank Inventory levels can be easily captured in real-time with remote monitoring in place. Today, many operators are dependent on manual inventory reporting processes, taking time away from store personnel to properly report the inventory levels to the dispatch department or 3rd party haulers. Often, the volumes can be erroneously reported or delayed […]

Warren Rogers Launches the Latest Version of fuelWRAp along with new Video showing features

By |October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

 

Middletown, RI (October 22, 2021)- Warren Rogers released the latest version of their precision fuel system diagnostic application, fuelWRAp, to coincide with the 2021 PEI/NACS Show. The innovative application, along with a new video to describe the latest enhancements and capabilities, was a huge hit with attendees who visited Booth 3609 during the PEI/NACS Show, Chicago, IL, October 5-8, 2021. The video can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo1wqd72Tps.
2021 PEI/NACS Booth information for Warren Rogers can be found at: https://nacs21.mapyourshow.com/8_0/exhibitor_details.cfm?exhid=12483&shareguid=B8C57049-D00F-4EB7-6F0EE11BBC6E6E75
Warren Rogers’ fuelWRAp is the most precise and efficient fuel management system available today. fuelWRAp uses real-time data and leverages the flexibility and smart analytics of the cloud to help travel center and convenience store operators continuously track every drop of precious fuel inventory ─ as it makes its way to your site, enters the tank, flows through each fuel line, and reaches the meter ─ even at the most complex, high-throughput sites.
With fuelWRAp, you get tighter fuel inventory control, important equipment alerts, detailed reports and more. Our streamlined user dashboard brings KPI metrics, interactive charts and graphs, and historical data right to your desktop, tablet or phone. You also benefit from the personalized support of an expert fuel systems analyst.

NEW!  Compliance Status Tracking
fuelWRAp now features the ability for regulatory and compliance staff to accurately-track Veeder Root ATG-based tank, sensor, and line testing results directly on the online dashboard. Know BEFORE a site fails compliance with the new 30-day countdown reporting. Also, users can see which sites have passed their associated testing in an easy-to-read tabular report. All reports remain downloadable to Excel from within fuelWRAp. Formal 30-day compliance reports continue to post each period in the cloud-based and data-secure REPORTS archive folder, custom-designed for each client and accessible via desktop, tablet, or mobile.
NEW! Real-time Inventory-level views
Users […]

Warren Rogers Launches Latest Version of fuelWRAp and new Video to Coincide with the 2021 PEI/NACS Show!

By |September 29th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tony Caputo

Warren Rogers Associates

800-972-7472
tcaputo@warrenrogers.com
Warren Rogers Launches Latest Version of fuelWRAp and new Video to Coincide with the 2021 PEI/NACS Show!
Demonstrations available at Booth #3609 during the show

Middletown, RI (September 29, 2021)- Warren Rogers has released the latest version of their innovative precision fuel system diagnostic application, fuelWRAp, to coincide with the 2021 PEI/NACS Show, along with a new video to describe the latest enhancements and capabilities.  Show attendees are invited to stop by Booth 3609 at the PEI/NACS Show, Chicago, IL, October 5-8, 2021, to see a real-time demonstration of the latest forecourt monitoring technology. The video can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo1wqd72Tps.

PEI/NACS Booth information for Warren Rogers can be found at: https://nacs21.mapyourshow.com/8_0/exhibitor_details.cfm?exhid=12483&shareguid=B8C57049-D00F-4EB7-6F0EE11BBC6E6E75

Warren Rogers’ fuelWRAp is the most precise and efficient fuel management system available today. fuelWRAp uses real-time data and leverages the flexibility and smart analytics of the cloud to help travel center and convenience store operators continuously track every drop of precious fuel inventory ─ as it makes its way to your site, enters the tank, flows through each fuel line, and reaches the meter ─ even at the most complex, high-throughput sites.
With fuelWRAp, you get tighter fuel inventory control, important equipment alerts, detailed reports and more. Our streamlined user dashboard brings KPI metrics, interactive charts and graphs, and historical data right to your desktop, tablet or phone. You also benefit from the personalized support of an expert fuel systems analyst.

NEW!  Compliance Status Tracking
fuelWRAp now features the ability for regulatory and compliance staff to accurately-track Veeder Root ATG-based tank, sensor, and line testing results directly on the online dashboard. Know BEFORE a site fails compliance with the new 30-day countdown reporting. Also, users can see which sites have passed their associated testing in an easy-to-read […]

Visit with Warren Rogers at PEI 2021 at the NACS Show!

By |September 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Stop by Warren Rogers Booth #3609
at the PEI Show in Chicago, Oct. 5-8
Hello fuel and travel center operators nationwide.

We would like to personally invite you to meet face-to-face with us in Chicago, October 5-8, 2021, at PEI 2021 at the NACS Show.With proper safety precautions in place, we will be at McCormick Place so make sure to stop by booth 3609 and register for a chance to WIN a FREE YEti cooler.Would you like to schedule a meeting with our team? Contact us at 540-314-6210 or tcaputo@warrenrogers.com.

 

KNOW. PREVENT, SAVE. See the latest information on our innovative fuelWRAp application and ask about a FREE trial at the show!

 

Operational Cost Reduction Tips by Warren Rogers

By |September 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

See full IGM Article at this link

With the lingering pandemic, rising labor, delivery, fuel supply, credit card, and operational costs impacting fuel marketers and wholesalers today, cost-reduction is paramount until some form of normalization returns, if ever. The business environment has changed dramatically since the onset of the pandemic and operators who embrace technology and cost-reduction will more-likely achieve some sort of profit stabilization than those resistant to change.

Fortunately, there are many ways to lower your operational costs with the correct technology in place. Store automatic tank gauges (ATGs) and dispenser controllers can supply a wealth of information. This data can be safely-attained and curated to provide the insights needed to remove labor, maintenance, and repair costs from the business.

Many operators still rely on manual processes to manage their compliance, supply, auditing, and maintenance needs. These areas are only exacerbated by staff turnover, work overload, and reliance on manual-reporting processes. Below are just a few areas that can be better-managed with the right amount of attention.

Compliance Reporting

Without a proper system in place, the collection of 30-day compliance records from store ATG’s can be a paperwork nightmare for compliance personnel. In older locations where ATG-based testing (CSLD, SCALD, PLLD) is not possible, then more manual effort has to be made through 3rd party suppliers of leak detection (SIR). We know that ATGs normally store up to 12 months of records, but obtaining those results via fax or other means, can require quite a bit of manual effort. Less-savvy operators may be reliant on store or general managers to collect this information directly from the ATG every 30 days, fax to corporate, and archive the records at the store level should a regulator show up. Occasionally, […]

The Many Benefits of Targeted Forecourt Maintenance Programs

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

 

Dowload the full Sigma IGM Article, Sept./Oct. 2021: WRA IGM Article Sept Oct 2021

The events of the past year been challenging and have placed unexpected demands on retail petroleum operators and their maintenance divisions. There have been widespread outages due to the freeze in Texas, the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, and the general shortage of transport drivers. Additionally, there is a shortage of skilled maintenance technicians that can respond to outages or to emergent equipment problems.  Further, supply chain issues have affected the supply of replacement parts.

Because of these realities, maintenance can no longer be conducted in an ad hoc manner. The key to a structured and efficient maintenance program is the collection of forecourt data from pump controllers and automatic tank gauges and the curation of this data to eliminate noise.

Clearly there is a need to make field maintenance activities more efficient. Optimization is needed to reduce service costs, enhance the customer experience, and maximize fuel sales. The broader challenge is to use forecourt data to get insights across the enterprise. With such granular data the fuel retailer will be able to adapt quickly to new challenges, identify and track emerging trends, and to know what processes are functioning properly and to be alerted when they are not.

How is maintenance done in the absence of forecourt data?

Typically, these maintenance activities are either routine or impromptu. Routine maintenance is scheduled according to a calendar regardless of need. Routine activities can be annual meter calibrations regular filter replacements or environmental inspections. Additionally, there were other impromptu activities that can be classified as targeted responses.  Such activities could be prompted by reports from the store GM, customer complaints, regulatory inspections, loss control, and issues raised by […]

Warren Rogers SIGMA IGM Article- Want to Boost Your Forecourt’s Profitability? July/Aug 2021

By |July 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments