Managing Labor Costs for C-Stores

How to Maintain Profitability and Save Money When Gas Prices Go Up

Our C-Store clients who carry Waring Oil products and use our fuel services are a part of why our area is experiencing record-low unemployment. However, as the fuel and convenience retailer market becomes more competitive or as gas prices go up, how can they save money?

One strategy is to reduce employee turnover. According to Convenience Store News, turnover was up to 115% in 2017. Hiring qualified workers and keeping your store profitable is difficult, but it’s not impossible.

Reducing Turnover: Hiring Best Practices

Training and Direction

Don’t skimp when training your employees. Make sure that they know what is expected of them and how to perform their job well. Don’t put an employee on a task that does not match their skillset.

Pay and Benefits

Workers who are satisfied with their pay and benefits are less likely to leave. Provide them with pay raises as they accrue experience.

Focus on the Positive

Positive reinforcement is much easier on employees than focusing on the negative areas of performance.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees want to know that they’ll be able to advance as they grow as your worker.

Working Conditions and Equipment

Your employees will flee working conditions, equipment, and supplies aren’t up to snuff. The way you take care of their workspace is a direct reflection on how you value them and their work for you.

Starting a Station?

Waring Oil specializes in fuel station retail partnerships. We help our clients stock quality products, and provide marketing and consultation services. Start building your new business with Waring Oil by contacting our corporate office today.

Waring Oil Partners with Mansfield Oil to Sell Air1® Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Waring is Part of Mansfield’s DeliveryONE Network

Waring Oil of Mississippi, specializing in lubrication distribution, is now stocked and marketing Air1®, Yara’s brand of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), in Alabama and Mississippi through Mansfield’s DeliveryONE network. With 5 warehouses equipped to store DEF packaged goods and bulk deliveries, the committed sales team is ready to sell DEF to their existing customer base and establish new business through Air1® sales.

“Waring Oil Company has the products, people, and technology to provide our customers with unmatched service. We are proud to be a part of Mansfield Oil’s DeliveryONE network and to supply our customers with the most reliable DEF. The Air1® brand has proven its quality and accessibility, and we are confident our customers will agree,” States Jamie Yearwood, General Manager, Waring Oil.

This exclusive relationship between Waring and Mansfield Oil will support their customers’ DEF needs from bottles to bulk. Mansfield’s DeliveryONE network enables its members to offer the Air1® product and equipment locally. Waring’s certified sales team has been trained to handle and store DEF to meet both EPA and ISO standards. They are aggressively preparing for bulk orders and are already supplying totes and 2.5 gallon jugs to local buyers.

“Waring Oil understands that stellar service levels pave the way to customer satisfaction and retention. The distribution of Air1® Diesel Exhaust Fluid falls right into their wheelhouse of products and will ensure Mansfield customers will receive top notch delivery and service in the Mississippi market,” states Dave Michael, General Manager, DeliveryONE, Mansfield Oil Company.

About Waring Oil 

Waring Oil Company of Mississippi is a family owned business of over 70 years. They take pride in customer relations and service. Waring Oil will service any lubrication need through the distribution of branded products such as Mobil, Chevron, and Castrol. They also offer lubricants in the Food Grade Industry such as Jax and Petro Canada.

In addition, Waring offers products consisting of ECO-1 and Super Enzymes, their own house brand of Star Lubricants, and Tanker & Bobtail fuel. To view a list of products, talk to a trained specialist or learn more, visit our products and services page.

About Mansfield Oil Company 

Ranked as one of the Top 100 privately held companies in America by Forbes and a multiple finalist in the 2009 Platts Global Energy Awards, Mansfield Oil defines the next generation of downstream oil company, delivering a disciplined approach to fuel services nationwide from over 900 supply terminals.

Founded in 1957, the company has achieved double-digit growth for three decades. Mansfield Oil focuses on optimizing and controlling fuel-related costs for their customers with local service, nationwide. For more information, visit

Order Air1 DEF

For more wholesale information and to order Air1 DEF, contact Waring Oil Sales.

Waring at the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show

Now in its 30th Exhibition Year

Waring Oil Company exhibited at the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show in Pascagoula, Mississippi on March 19th, 2019.

The trade show, now in its 30th year, is the premier business-to-business industrial expo in Jackson County. The event is organized by the Jackson County Chamber and features both industries as well as industrial suppliers.

Waring Oil Company had a great time meeting regional and local businesses to show off the latest products from Chevon. Learn more about Waring Oil’s wholesale fuel and lubricant offerings for your business, please contact Waring Oil’s office below.