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Feb 8, 2023

Merchants Urge Congress to Pass the Credit Card Competition Act
The industry says the legislation would block a national security threat from China UnionPay.

Card Skimming Device Found at New York Gas Station
Here’s how consumers and businesses can protect themselves against this aggressive scam tactic.

U.S. Consumers Tap Into Pandemic-Era Savings
The boom in the personal savings rate is over, and formerly flush bank accounts are dwindling.

C-Store Technology Takeaways From NRF’s Big Show
The Conexxus Innovation Research Committee attended the retail industry’s trade show.

Japanese C-Stores Can Now Sell Alcohol, Tobacco at Self-Checkout
Customers can scan their identification or their government-issued My Number Card.

Raley’s to Accept EBT SNAP Payments for Online Orders
The grocer is expanding an existing partnership with Instacart to 83 Raley’s locations across California.


Feb 7, 2023

Are Robots the Solution to a Tight Labor Market?
Amazon could have more robot workers than human employees by 2030.

More Than 1 in 5 Consumers Buy Groceries at Dollar Stores
These retailers woo inflation-weary consumers with fresh food and low prices.

Kum & Go Deploys Autonomous Floor Scrubbers
The robots will be used at all 400+ locations, freeing up employees to focus on other tasks.

Football Fans Plan to Buy Beer Before Super Bowl
Despite 68% of consumers saying that inflation will impact their purchases, most won’t switch to lower-priced brands.

Sheetz Continues DEF Discount
The price of diesel exhaust fluid is 99 cents a gallon through the end of the month at select Sheetz.

GATE Foundation Raises $50,000 for Suicide Prevention
The funds were raised through coin boxes at the registers in all GATE locations.


Feb 6, 2023

Demand Charges Hamper C-Store Investment in EV Charging
Recent state legislation looks to promote private investment in EV charging.

U.S. Economy Adds a Robust 517,000 Jobs
Unemployment hit a five-decade low, but the positive jobs report increases inflation fears.

Subway to Grow International Footprint
Global same-store sales were up 9.2% year over year.

The State of OTP
Regionality and regulations remain drivers of OTP performance.

7-Eleven Offers Free Pizza Through Delivery App
The deal is only available on Super Bowl Sunday.

Food-Delivery Service Zomato Departs Philippines
The company, based in India, did not give a reason for the exit.


Feb 3, 2023

Netflix, GM Will Bring More EVs to Screens
Also, ChargePoint partners with energy company Stem.

The Best Advice 7-Eleven’s Joe DePinto Has Received
Here’s what defines the CEO’s leadership style and what’s next for 7-Eleven.

Private Label Accounts for 18% of Total CPG Spend
Kwik Trip’s Kitchen Cravings is the second-fastest-growing private-label brand.

Tyson Foods Invests $20 Million in Upgraded Employee Benefits
60% of job seekers in the U.S. say benefits are an important element when looking for a job.

Rutter’s Launches Valentine’s Day Spiked Slushie
Meanwhile, Weigel’s celebrates “Free Fountain Wednesday” in February for its loyalty program members.

GetGo Café + Market Opens First New Build Featuring a Drive-Thru
Also, Thorntons opens a new Chicagoland location in Riverwoods.


Feb 2, 2023

Private Payroll Growth Slowed to 106,000 New Jobs Last Month
Also, the recent wave of layoffs has workers rethinking full-time work and flexibility in the workplace.

Florida Gas Station Discounts Fuel to 99 Cents for 3 Hours
The station shares 70% of inside-store profit with the community by lowering gas prices.

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H-E-B Is the Top-Ranked Grocery in the U.S., Nudging Out Amazon
Amazon is still superior in online shopping, while club stores are gaining momentum.

Three Convenience Retailers Honored as Top Workplaces
The 2023 Top Workplaces USA list recognized Kwik Trip, MAPCO and Delta Sonic.

Pilot Rounds Up the Change for American Heart Association
Meanwhile, CF Altitude raised $300,000 for Make-A-Wish.