New Convenience Store Designs

The layouts of convenience stores (c-stores) are changing. Much of this change in layout results from location constraints or desired changes in traditional c-store strategy.

Four new types of c-store layouts are gaining popularity: two-stories, food-focused, frictionless, and unstaffed micro-markets or micro-stores.

The two-story c-store allows for more space on smaller lots, and provides separate zones for different customers (e.g., truckers).

The food-focused c-store adds a focus on food. Many traditional c-stores are looking to add traffic and move towards a travel center […]

By |2024-01-24T04:40:14+00:00January 24, 2024|Tags: , , |

The Chronic Pain of Drug Shortages

Despite repeated warnings that critical drugs have been and will remain in short supply, corrective action has been painfully elusive.

A confluence of factors contribute to the persistence of the problem. These factors have been identified multiple times over the years, but addressing them and their effects on patients’ health requires overall system changes that call for full congressional and business cooperation. The current blog does not cover the policy changes needed for improvement; they are beyond its scope. However, it […]

Prefab Is Fab

Prefabricated building modules are trending.

Supply chain disruptions and workforce shortages can wreak havoc on construction projects as their compounded effects lengthen lead times and increase costs. Fortunately, these challenges can make businesses more creative and resourceful. Modular construction with prefabricated units combines the benefits of standardization and flexibility to speed up construction and lower costs. It thus facilitates the successful execution of large projects in an era of uncertainty and inflation.


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Airlines Stuck on Runway with Pilot Shortages?

With demand for travel rebounding, pilot shortages have caused a host of flight cancellations in recent months.  There is no easy solution in sight.

Some airlines in the United States are looking to hire pilots from other countries such as Australia, Canada, and many other global locations to fill the gap.  Candidates from Australia are particularly attractive because of a “specialty occupation” U.S. visa that is fairly easy to get and can be renewed two years at a time as many […]

By |2022-05-10T02:25:12+00:00May 9, 2022|Tags: , , |
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