May 14, 2021
Lessons From the Pandemic
Yesway, Circle K and Wallis discuss innovations and initiatives from the past year, and which ones will have lasting impact on a new kind of consumer.
U.S. Grants Jones Act Waiver
Homeland Security seeks to ease fuel supply crunch; Colonial Pipeline reportedly pays ransom to hackers.
McDonald’s Promotes Vaccines Via Coffee Cups
The QSR partnered with the White House on the campaign; CDC updates facemask guidance.
Korean Consumers Splurge on Decadent C-Store Desserts
Sales of high-end sweets are soaring as South Korean convenience retailers stock more premium desserts.
Effective Category Management Delivers Excitement
A NACS webinar will share how to drive sales, reduce out-of-stocks and bring new products to shoppers.
The Future of Gas Stations Might Return to Their Roots
The answer lies in how convenience stores will reimagine their business model.
U.K. to Ban Junk Food Ads Online, on TV Before 9 p.m.
Also, BOGO supermarket promotions will be restricted for unhealthy foods starting next April.
QuikTrip Launches More Remote Travel Centers
The 30% larger stores have opened in three cities so far, with nine more scheduled through 2021.
May 13, 2021
Innovation Is the Only Competitive Advantage
Professor and author Soren Kaplan kicks off day two of the in-person NACS Leadership Forum.
Colonial Pipeline Restarts Operations
The company says it will take “several days” for the supply chain to return to normal.
Pilot Flying J Joins Chicken Wars
New offerings will greet summer travelers on the road.
Wawa Installs 50th EV Charging Site
The convenience retailer expects to exceed one million EV charging sessions by end of May.
7-Eleven Canada Rolls Out Summer Promotion
The promo offers skateboarders prizes, collector’s cup and LTO Slurpee flavors.
Sheetz Partners With University to Offer Employees Tuition Discount
Workers can earn degrees for “little or nothing” out of pocket.
May 12, 2021
NACS Works With U.S. Agencies on Fuel Waivers
As gas inventories run low, NACS is working with the Biden Administration to provide relief.
Sheetz Announces $2 Hourly Wage Increase
The chain will also invest $12 million in a summer stimulus program for its employees.
Delek DK Stores Roll Out AI Self-Checkout
The c-store retailer will have the touchless technology in place at more than 70 Texas locations by late summer.
Companies Wrestle With Vaccine Requirements
Many would prefer employees return to work fully vaccinated, but few want to mandate it.
Korean C-Stores Now Have Self-Test COVID-19 Kits
The home tests are available in grocery and convenience stores in South Korea.
How to Stop Foodservice Leakage to QSRs
Prepared food offers are the biggest differentiator for the convenience channel—and customers need to know that.
May 11, 2021
NACS Announces TruAge™ Digital ID-Verification Solution
Molson Coors is the first beer company to join TruAge™, with pilot tests at select convenience stores to begin shortly.
Wawa Offers New Hires $500 Bonus
C-stores and other foodservice operators tempt potential workers with bonuses, higher pay.
Enmarket and Trucking Firm Partner to 'Feed a Trucker'
Truck drivers can pick up free box lunches at a Georgia c-store.
Joe Freshgoods Creates 7-Eleven Fashion
Chicago designer collaborates with c-store to produce iconic gear.
Cannabis Users Splurge on Upscale Smoking Accessories
Retailers showcase designer bongs and luxury lighters.
Colonial Pipeline Hack Threatens Fuel Supplies
Temporary hours of service wavier issued for truck drivers hauling fuel to East Coast.
May 10, 2021
Colonial Pipeline Disrupted by Cyberattack
The pipeline carries about half of all the fuel used in the Southeast and East Coast.
Federal Reserve Clarifies Debit Rule
The agency says routing provisions should apply to card-not-present transactions.
How to Get People Back to Work
Although 10 million people are looking for jobs, industries struggle to fill open positions.
Convenience Retailers Can Help Celebrate 24/7 Day
This year’s 24/7 Day will honor local heroes who work around the clock for their communities.
Why Retailers Should Increase Online Visibility
Through technology, retailers can respond to consumer demand for e-commerce solutions.
Upcoming Food Safety Webinars
Learn about environmental sampling and the impacts of COVID-19 mitigation on international trade.