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Sep 22, 2023

C-Store Coffee Celebrations Include Free Brew From Circle K
Retailers announce deals to celebrate National Coffee Day.

McDonald’s Raises Royalty Fees
This is the first time the company has done so in nearly 30 years.

Amazon and Target Announce Seasonal Hiring Targets
The two companies aim to bring in a combined 350,000 workers.

Hershey Hires First-Ever CTO
The executive spent 12 years at Amazon in supply chain optimization.

Uber Unveils New App Features
Features include accepting SNAP and health care benefit payments.

NACS Q2 2023 Global C-Store Industry Report Released
Canadian sales spurred by packaged beverages growth.

Sep 21, 2023

Kwik Trip/Kwik Star Expands Into South Dakota
Also, Wawa announces grand opening of Henrico store featuring a new store design.

How This Salty Snack Can Make Profits Pop
Retailers can see up to 85% gross margins on freshly popped popcorn.

RECAP: Optimize the Fueling Experience With Frictionless Fuel Management
This webinar discussed how frictionless fueling can help your operations.

Employees Love Love’s
Indeed names the convenience retailer the number one employer for happy and fulfilled workers.

Peace Hard Tea Comes to C-Stores in the Southeast
And Truly launches new Celebrations in a limited release mix pack.

McDonald’s Is in the Hot Seat
QSR sued again for ‘severe burns’ from spilled hot coffee.

Sep 20, 2023

New USDA Study Highlights Importance of Food Safety
The study looks at handwashing, thermometer use and cleaning of food preparation areas.

CGI Enters Into 10-year Strategic Partnership With Alimentation Couche-Tard
IT consulting firm will modernize and expand the convenience retailer’s reach in the digital age.

DoorDash and ALDI Expand Partnership
Consumers can now order on-demand alcohol delivery.

H&S Online Ordering Shows Significant Growth
The company also announces plans to more than double its store count.

It’s Crunch Time: Panera Launches One-Swipe Ordering
The feature is only available to MyPanera members.

Convenience Retailing Industry United for 24/7 Day
24/7 Day honors first responders, medical and emergency professionals and Red Cross volunteers.

Sep 19, 2023

EG America Announces John Carey as CEO
The appointment ends nearly a year long search for the new head.

Why You Should Take a Fresh Look at Popcorn
Make your in-store traffic pop by preparing this salty snack in front of your customers.

Making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a True Business Imperative
Learn about the benefits of investing in diversity at the NACS Show.

Texas Welcomes New Convenience Retailer
New-to-industry Kudos will host grand opening events.

Trucking Technology Transformation
Freight network WARP announces technology that gives shippers access to the gig economy.

A New Way to Charge
ZOOZ Power partnered with Arko to debut a new type of electric vehicle charging in the United States.

Sep 18, 2023

Casey’s Teams Up With Gatorade to Fuel Sports For All
And Cubby’s gives back to a community in need.

Games of Skill Raise the Stakes
Legal skill game terminals can create a new source of revenue.

The Party Continues: Yesway Celebration Goes Online
Allsup’s World-Famous Burrito is now available for purchase online.

Grilling Good Deals: National Cheeseburger Day
QSRs and restaurants are offering a variety of deals to celebrate.

Stewart’s Shops and NYPA Celebrate 4 New Fast Chargers
The Northeastern c-store expands its EV infrastructure.

Wills Group and Dash In Recognized as a Best Workplace in Retail
The company made Fortune’s Top 15 list.

Sep 15, 2023

BREAKING NEWS: Movement on Credit Card Competition Act
The CCCA could go to a vote in the Senate as early as next week.

Inflation Rises as Fall Approaches
The increase in August is a “bump in the road” and likely temporary.

Home Run Reno
GSP and ampm team up to rebrand convenience stores in baseball stadiums.

Credit Card Swipe Fees Return to Senate Floor
The Merchants Payments Coalition welcomes remarks made by senators.

Upside Unveils New Brand Identity and Mission Statement
The changes include mobile payment options and a refreshed logo.

Sheetz Celebrates 700th Store Opening
And Stewart’s Shops expands farther north in New York.

Sep 14, 2023

Take the Swipe Fee Fight to Your Store
NACS gives retailers resources to support the Credit Card Competition Act at the store level.

Capturing the Value Within Your Own Data to Maintain Margins
Here’s how to use your data in a proactive way to stay ahead of changing consumer trends.

Transportation Coalition Urges Treasury to Uphold Congressional Intent
The organizations predict higher tax credits will severely impact the economy and the environment.

California May Ban Certain Food Ingredients
The California Food Safety Act is en route to the governor’s desk.

Trucking Industry Celebrates Milestone With USDOT
Government officials, industry leaders and truck drivers gathered to celebrate new truck parking.

Chevron to Upgrade With Invenco
The first stations will see the platform by the end of September.

Sep 13, 2023

Blue Yonder and Jacksons Food Stores Partner Up
The convenience retailer looks to transform its digital category management.

Are You Carrying Yerba Mate?
Guayakí Yerba Mate offers retailers a new product with a track record of sales success.

Sheetz Named a Best Place to Work in Retail
The c-store made the Fortune top 20 list.

7-Eleven Unites for Maui
The convenience retailer’s global family brands offer support after wildfires.

Allsup’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its World-Famous Burrito
The c-store is offering special deals and discounts for a year.

Circle K Goes Super
The global c-store joins forces with DC Comics.

Sep 12, 2023

McDonald’s Says Goodbye to Self-Serve
The QSR plans to transition away from self-serve beverages by 2032.

How CPG Inflation Has Impacted Convenience Store Shopping
Retailers must understand their data as customers continue to evolve.

Conexxus Completes Technology Strategy Conference
Industry leaders met to discuss innovations and technology in the convenience and fuel retailing space.

Sheetz and OnCue to Receive 2023’s FMN Fuels Innovator of the Year Awards
The awards will be presented at the NACS Show.

Cereal Split: Kellogg Separates Into Two Companies
The separation will be official on October 2.

Domino’s Rewards Revamp
Customers will receive 10 points for every order of $5 or more.

Sep 11, 2023

Snack-quisition: Smucker Buys Hostess
The deal is worth approximately $5.6 billion.

Multi-Faceted Fuel Management Can Streamline Your Operations
Titan Cloud can help elevate your fuel management productivity and monitor compliance all in one place.

Kroger Says Supermarket Sales Likely to Shrink
Kroger and Albertsons finalize divestiture plan with C&S Wholesale Grocers.

UK Motor Fuel Group in Talks With Supermarket Chain Morrisons
The companies are discussing a deal that could be worth about £2 billion.

Casey’s General Stores Sponsors Kyle Busch
The retailer will make an appearance at Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR playoffs.

Instacart Announces Omnichannel and AI Upgrades for Shoppers
New features include an intelligent shopping experience with AI.

Sep 8, 2023

Walmart Cuts Starting Pay for Some Employees
The move may indicate that the labor market is slowly becoming less tight.

September Is We Card Awareness Month
It’s a good time for retailers to renew training and improve compliance around age verification.

GrubHub Offers On-Demand Delivery
The company announced a new product feature for restaurants that have their own delivery people.

TravelCenters of America Celebrates Nation’s Truck Drivers
Drivers can take part in cookouts, join cornhole tournaments and more.

Subway Moves to Tiered Reward System
Customers who spend $400 annually will be in the highest tier.

Dore Stores and ADD Systems Partner Up
The convenience retailer is now using ADD systems for its software.

Sep 7, 2023

Casey’s General Stores Expands Automated Ordering
The c-store rolls out an automated voice assistant to take orders.

UPCOMING: Optimize the Fueling Experience With Frictionless Fuel Management
Join NACS, Wills Group and Titan Cloud in this webinar to learn how frictionless fueling can help your operations.

RECAP: NACS Convenience Leaders Exchange South Africa
South Africa's convenience leaders gathered to collaborate and navigate industry challenges.

7-Eleven Expands Internationally
The convenience retailer opened its first store in Laos and introduced a new payment method in China.

Rutter’s Refreshes Handcrafted Beverage Menu
The convenience retailer adds new options to its menu, including refreshers and Red Bull smoothies.

Wills Group Is Golfing for Community
And, Stewart’s Shops donates to regional food bank.

Sep 6, 2023

JUXTA Introduces Autonomous Retail Stores
Portable c-stores can offer EV customers more options while they charge.

Alternative Tobacco Is Paving Its Own Path
Black Buffalo forges its own path in the tobacco alternative space.

Kum & Go Thanks Employees
More than 5,000 Krause Group employees received thank you bonuses.

Saudi Arabia and Russia Extend Oil Production Cuts
The current cut policy is now extended into December.

Walmart Expands AI in the Workplace
The company has released an artificial intelligence assistant for employees to use.

Bitcoin Depot Increases Retail Footprint
The company expanded into 400 different locations across Iowa and Louisiana.

Sep 5, 2023

Florida Has Approved Hot Food SNAP Waiver
Now through October 1, SNAP households can purchase hot foods in 23 counties in the state.

UPCOMING: Consumer Snacking Trends Are Evolving
Join NACS for this webinar discussing how CPG companies and c-stores approach modern snacking.

Pilot Company Celebrates Driver Appreciation Month
And Love’s Travel Centers shows its support for truck drivers.

Mercedes-Benz Does Not Expect To Be All Electric by 2030
While sales likely won’t be all electric, the company will have its lineup ready.

Pass the Pigskin: A Pork Rind Appreciation Day
Southern Recipe Small Batch pork rinds and former NFL stars partner for pork rinds and charity.

Wawa Announces Two EV Milestones
The retailer now offers EV charging at 150 stores and has launched its first battery-electric truck.

Sep 1, 2023

FDA Updates Guidance for Tobacco Retailers
The guidance clarifies the agency’s policies around new tobacco products.

ExxonMobil Looks to the Future
The oil and gas company released its global outlook and ‘view to 2050.’

C-Stores Celebrate Football Season
Jacksons and Kwik Trip debut new promotions.

Ford Pro Announces New Commercial Chargers
EVgo and Amazon launch EV charger navigation with Alexa.

PSG Opens Expanded Facility in Michigan
The company invested $11 million into the facility.

7-Eleven Creates Cleats for Charity
The retailer partnered up with The Shoe Surgeon and football players to donate to children’s hospitals.

Aug 31, 2023

Proposal to Extend Overtime Protections
The proposed rule would dramatically increase the salary threshold for the so called “white-collar exemption.”

Why You Need to Add Yerba Mate to Your Pack Bev Inventory
The caffeine source is meeting the consumer appetite for an organic smooth energy boost.

Visa and Mastercard to Increase Swipe Fees
The fees are scheduled to increase in October and April.

McLane Announces Fresh Foodservice
The company unveiled McLane Fresh, a foodservice program designed for convenience stores.

Wawa Gives “Cheers to Classrooms”
And Stewart’s Shops makes $25,000 donation.

Circle K Announces Surprise Fuel Savings
Customers can get 30 cents off for a limited time on Circle K Day.

Aug 30, 2023

Maverik Acquisition of Kum & Go Complete
Maverik CEO Chuck Maggelet shares insights related to the acquisition.

Hurricane Idalia Hits Florida as a Category 3 Hurricane
Florida has declared a state of emergency and issued fuel waivers in preparation for the storm.

Selling Food Safely in Convenience Stores
Discover solutions that help create c-store environments where customers can trust your brand and the food you sell.

Rutter’s Revamps Food Packaging
The company has created a new look to highlight its “Made For You” menu.

Veeder-Root and Total Meter Services Launch the Biofuel Blending System
The system allows for accurate biofuel blending within retail locations.

Grubhub Goes Contactless on Campus
The company has announced the use of Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology at select campuses.

Aug 29, 2023

Sheetz Invests in Ohio
The company announced plans to build a $145 million facility.

NACS Show General Sessions Focus on ‘Inspiration’
John Cena leads speakers and panelists for the convenience retail industry’s premier event.

Yerba What?
Grown in the Atlantic Rainforest of South America, yerba mate is not your typical caffeine source.

Trolli Launches Video Game Collaboration
Gummi and candy company introduces limited-edition candy packs in conjunction with video game.

MAPCO Makes Over Music Classroom
Additionally, the retailer donated to the music education nonprofit Music Will.

Royal Farms Releases Fall Merch
Fans of the convenience store retailer can enjoy branded hoodies, hats and keychains.

Maverik Acquisition of Kum & Go Complete
Maverik CEO Chuck Maggelet shares insights related to the acquisition.

Aug 28, 2023

Shoplifting Shrinkage Is Growing
Brazen shoplifting is now forcing retailers to openly address the issue.

QuickChek Goes Giant
The convenience retailer has been named the “official sub of the New York Giants.”

Altaine Digital Commerce Expands
The company’s digital commerce platform has been certified for use with PDI Technologies.

Pepsi Announces Sustainable Multipacks
Beverage company will trade plastic rings for a paper-based design for its multipacks.

Rite Aid Prepares to File for Bankruptcy
With decreasing revenue and legal issues, Rite Aid struggles to continue.

TravelCenters of America Hosts Anti-Trafficking Event
A first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit is used to educate the public about human trafficking.

Aug 25, 2023

Circle K Day Deals Have Been Announced
Global c-store is offering 50% off a variety of foods and services.

NACS Show: Learn How to Incorporate Diversity and Engage Customers
This Super Session at the NACS Show will teach operators the impact of inclusion.

20 Years of PSL
Starbucks celebrates its Pumpkin Spice Latte’s 20th birthday, but how much longer will it survive?

Love’s Opens Two New Travel Stops
Also, Sheetz opens two new locations.

Dover Fueling Solutions Partners With GRUBBRR to Launch Self-Ordering
The new system offers the convenience of ordering food and shopping for products while pumping gas.

Yesway’s Texas Strong Fundraising Campaign Achieves $200,000 Goal
Meanwhile, Kum & Go, Alta Convenience and Petro-Mart also donate to charitable campaigns.