c-store case studies

Client Testimonials

What Our Supplier Clients Say About Us

We are proud to have worked with many national suppliers to the c-store industry. Here is what they say about us.

"b2b Solutions was invaluable in helping Tiger Infrastructure diligence a potential investment opportunity in the convenience store sector. Steve and team not only assessed the current c-store operations of the company, they also provided a helpful roadmap to improve the existing stores with industry leading practices and develop a principled approach to additional growth.

We were highly focused on store margins, and b2b Solutions analyzed every line item and benchmarked against top-quartile performers. We received a detailed and professional report at the end of our engagement which we continue to reference today. Steve has also continued to a useful resource as we manage the investment. It was a pleasure working with b2b and we would recommend them to others looking to assess convenience store operations."

Marc H. Blair, Managing Director, Tiger Infrastructure Partners LP

"We contacted b2b Solutions to assist us in evaluating several operating convenience stores owned by our bank. Their Operational Assessment process provided us a detailed report on each location’s opportunities and potential. b2b Solutions’ straight forward insights positioned Fox River Bank to make informed strategic decisions on these assets. It was a great investment."

Keith E. Pollek, President and CEO, Fox River State Bank

"We contacted b2b Solutions because one of our c-store borrowers had not been meeting their financial obligations to us. They worked with us to evaluate the business, manage the property once the operator had vacated, contact potential buyers and sell the site. b2b Solutions kept us informed of various options available to us throughout the process. I would recommend them to other lenders should they find themselves in a similar situation."

Tom Bessler, Vice President, Real Estate Property Consultant, Harris Bank

"Steve is a true professional, a lateral thinker with great ideas. His vast knowledge and expertise in the industry have resulted in our company generating new business and brand recognition. I would highly recommend Steve for his skills in strategic planning and superb marketing ideas in the c-store space."

Elad Halperin, VP Global Marketing, Odysii, Herzliya, Israel

"Thank you so much, b2b Solutions did tremendous work on short notice! I have talked with my internal team this morning, and the information you gave us will be very useful. Your formatting and thinking are definitely a new approach for our company."

Bryan Meng, Chief Operating Officer, Hunt Brothers Pizza

"We reached out to Steve from b2b Solutions to help us for an international mandate. We needed retail and convenience store expertise to better understand potential upside in the merchandise mix of the network visited. Steve's passion for the retail and c-store industry transpired throughout the project and what he delivered exceeded our expectations which resulted in an extension of the mandate here in North America. I would recommend Steve to anyone that needs deep c-store expertise and expects a professional service."

Martin Landry, CPA, CA, VP, Research Analyst — Special Situations, GMP Securities L.P.

"Steve and Doug from the b2b Solutions team were tremendous partners for General Mills Convenience during a recent initiative study. Their knowledge of the channel, the industry, and its dynamics were superior and valuable. I'd highly recommend b2b Solutions as a partner for future projects."

John Dalton, Director — Convenience, General Mills

"Technology investment is perceived as risky business in the retail industry. b2b Solutions helped us dilute the risk and prove a ROI with key retailers propelling our growth in the convenience store industry to a new level. By designing and facilitating an independent study on InterActive risk and remote management services, provided a catalyst for Westec's growth and brand recognition. Their industry insight and reputation made a difference in our success."

Mike Upp, VP Marketing and Business Development, Westec InterActive

"b2b Solutions has provided three years of intensive product positioning, rollout strategy consulting and customer introductions for viaLink's Internet -based Item Catalog and other viaLink products and services. The viaLink Company recently entered into a strategic long-term relationship with Hewlett Packard."

Bob Baker, Partner, The viaLink Company

"b2b Solutions provided consulting to GSP on how to refine its products and services to meet the needs of the convenience / retail petroleum marketing industry. GSP has become the leading provider of point-of-sale materials to the industry."

Paul Neuhoff, President, GSP Marketing Technologies, Inc.

"U.S. Tobacco Company engaged b2b Solutions to execute a retailer focus group on a quick turn-around. b2b Solutions immediately understood our objectives, made a quick recommendation and proceeded to bring together a group of high caliber retail decision-makers who were the right people for our needs, meeting our high expectations."

David Untiedt, National Accounts, United States Tobacco Company

"Kay Segal has worked with our company over the past two years to assist in positioning our company for growth. We have designed and developed a new product that has had fantastic reviews and results."

Brad Duesler, President, Food Concepts, Inc.