Specialized Services

Outstanding Services and Solutions for Retailers

The proven professionals at Prairie State offer a number of specialized services to help retailers maximize the potential of their businesses. Our team combines decades of experience and hands-on expertise with in-depth knowledge of software, business systems, operations, strategic planning and much more.

Strategic Analysis – We develop analysis-based strategies designed to eliminate as much risk as possible while also maximizing profitability. This includes assistance in determining how large a store should be, number of gas pumps needed, etc. – as well as recommendations for the layout of the store and which services should be included. In addition, we can do a feasibility analysis based upon your competition, as well as various projections. Our proven financial model can also be utilized to determine projected ROI. Read More…

Merchandizing – We can provide assistance with everything from product placement to overall layouts, positioning of coolers, cash registers and more – as well as recommendations on the best types of products you should offer. We also utilize benchmarking to help realize the profit potential of your business. Read More…

Operations – We benchmark dealer sites against our retailer operations to identify expense reductions and develop profit margin opportunities. We also provide consultation for operators to determine the best back office systems to purchase for their business. Prairie State also provides customers with hands-on training both on-site or at our stores to teach personnel how to utilize business systems and processes. In addition, we can help customers to build strong relationships with suppliers through our many industry connections. Read More…

Marketing – We have a great deal of experience in marketing and can help our customers find new and better ways to promote their businesses and products, including promo schedules, customer appreciation events, loyalty based programs, vendor sponsored events at your site, and various other opportunities. Read More…

Technology – We provide POS consulting as well as recommendations for choosing the best back office systems and technology to assist with everything from pricing to ordering, tracking, accounting, inventory management and more. We have the expertise to integrate all of these functions for maximum performance. In addition, we offer fuel management technology for select customers to track gas inventory, order fuel electronically and provide timely deliveries. Read More…

Financial – Prairie State can create cash flow analyses that can be utilized by banks and investors for pre-partnership assessments. These models were developed in conjunction with RSM McGladrey to ensure accuracy in analysis and properly reflect tax impacting items such as depreciation. In addition, we can provide bank package assistance to help refinance your existing loan or get a new one. We also offer financial analysis of current operational key performance indicators and/or analysis of existing asset performance relative to capital employed. Read More…