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Jul 1, 2022

NACS Supports JUUL’s Petition for Stay of FDA Marketing Denial Order
The immediate removal of JUUL products would “wreak havoc” on the industry, says the association.

Sheetz Provides Drivers With Relief at the Pump
The company is pricing two alternative fuels below $4 a gallon through the July 4 holiday.

Amazon to Share Cashierless Store Data With Brands, Advertisers
Companies will learn details on how their products are discovered, considered and purchased.

OPEC+ Agrees to Keep Oil Production Plans
The oil producers agree to stay the course with its planned August oil production.

The Wills Group Transforms Neglected Park
The centerpiece of Phoenix Run Park is the new basketball courts with murals.

Love’s Travel Stops Opens New Arkansas Location
The latest stop adds 114 truck parking spaces and 115 jobs to Johnson County.

Jun 30, 2022

Swipe Fees Add to Inflation for Americans Celebrating July 4
The fees merchants pay for accepting credit cards soared 25% last year to a record $137.8 billion.

Chick-fil-A Leads in Customer Satisfaction for 8th Consecutive Year
When it comes to fast-food chains overall, customer satisfaction is slipping.

Health Benefits Give C-Stores the Competitive Edge to Hire, Retain Workers
Companies can no longer offer standard health benefits—they must be low-cost and reliable, too.

Bean-less RTD Coffee Startup Nets $40 Million in Funding
Consumers are not letting go of their ready-to-drink coffees anytime soon.

MAPCO Unveils ‘Store of the Future’ Design
Features include advanced checkout technologies, fee-less ATMs and Amazon lockers.

7-Eleven Touts Its 27th Annual Operation Chill
The program provides police officers with Slurpee coupons to give to young people in their communities.

Jun 29, 2022

Employers Cover Worker Fuel Costs to Stay Competitive
Though gas prices are trickling down, it costs some people twice as much to fill up these days, and the labor market is still tight.

Here’s How C-Stores Honor First Responders
Convenience retailers also recognize those who serve on the frontlines—their own employees.

Amazon to Host 2 Prime Days This Year
The announced extra day comes after lackluster revenue growth from the e-commerce giant.

Cooking at Home Expected to Stay Above Pre-Pandemic Levels
Consumers want convenience when preparing meals, with little or no prep and fast options.

SPAR UK Launches 20-Minute Delivery
The Great Britain c-stores are partnering with Deliveroo, giving customers access to 2,000 products.

Rutter’s Features SPAM Menu Items
The lineup includes seven food items for a limited time only.

Jun 28, 2022

Inflation Impacts Consumers’ July 4 Celebrations
Many are cutting back on dining out, fireworks and travel.

Walmart Canada Launches Virtual C-Store
The retail giant has partnered with Instacart on 30-minute delivery of 4,000 items.

Why Raising Pay to Attract Workers Isn’t Your Only Option
Pay increases only go so far—here’s why you need to add a low-cost, reliable health insurance plan to your benefits offer.

How to Become Digitally Agile
There are certain things c-store retailers should be asking potential vendors to get the most value.

FavTrip Partners With Vroom Delivery on Subscriptions
Retailers can customize their offers and the fees go to them, not third-party providers.

Sweetgreen Gamifies Loyalty Program
Total digital sales were 66% of the fast-casual chain’s revenue in this year’s first quarter.

Jun 27, 2022

High Gas Prices Crimp Convenience Store Sales
53% of retailers surveyed say they expect sales to be lower this summer than last summer.

Car Travel to Set Record This Independence Day
About 42 million people will hit the road over the holiday weekend—topping 2020 numbers.

AI Chatbots Can Help in the Hiring Process
Learn how Maverik is using the technology to attract the right talent and improve the candidate experience.

ROSS Digital Secures $3 Million in Funding
The Singapore food and beverage company wants to develop vending machines of the future.

Small and Mighty
Unique general merchandise products can help you stay trendy and relevant in your market.

How Cold Dispensed Beverages Performed Last Year
Some c-stores are jazzing up their beverage bars with new flavors and functional drinks.