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Jun 6, 2023

Amazon Prime Members Receive Free Grubhub+ Extension
Prime members who signed up for the offer in 2022 get access to Grubhub+ for another 12 months.

California Bill Would Add More Liability to Fast-Food Franchisors
Franchisors and franchisees would share labor violations in the state.

The Wills Group Celebrates Pride Month at the Capital Pride Festival
Festival attendees can register for a chance to win a $500 Dash In gift card.

Cheez-It-Themed Gas Station Opens in California
The pop-up features a Cheez-It pump that streams Cheez-It bags into vehicles.

Sprite Launches Strawberry Lemonade LTO Flavor
Sprite Lymonade Legacy fountain and frozen varieties are available exclusively at 7-Eleven.

Hourly Workers Want Flexibility. Here’s How to Give It.
Three out of four workers say that work-life balance is the most critical aspect of job satisfaction.

Jun 5, 2023

Dollar General Profit Cuts Could Signal Economic Red Flag
The retailer’s customers have been caught off guard by reduced tax refunds and SNAP benefits.

May Jobs Report Was Stronger Than Expected
Wages have increased 4.3% on an annual basis, and the average workweek fell to 34.3 hours.

Ford, Uber Pilot Flexible EV Lease Option for Rideshare Drivers
The option allows drivers to lease a Mustang Mach-E for between one and four months.

FDA Warns 30 Retailers About Selling Puff and Hyde Brand E-Cigarettes
The action is part of a ‘blitz’ to crack down on unauthorized products.

Traffic Building Brews
Beer continues to attract customers into c-stores as category sales hover near their pandemic peak.

MAPCO to Sponsor Huntsville City Football Club
MAPCO and the club will work with community organizations to surprise local youth with tickets.

Jun 2, 2023

ALDI Launches Virtual Convenience Store
ALDI Express is powered by Instacart and offers shoppers convenience items in as fast as 30 minutes.

NACS Recognizes 3 European Convenience Retailers
Awards were given to c-store leaders in overall excellence, sustainability and technology.

Tobacco Manufacturers Announce Updates to Settlement With Justice Department
The tobacco companies’ agreement requires signs to be posted at participating retail locations for 24 months.

Walmart Looks to Reduce Packaging Waste
The retailer will transition to paper-bag mailers and offer waste-reducing options for pickup and delivery orders.

Panda Express Launches Points-Based Loyalty Program
Customers are able to choose their reward from multiple options, giving the program a more personalized feel.

7-Eleven Launches New Wing Flavor and Promo
Glazed BBQ Classic Wings join 7-Eleven’s chicken wing offerings.

Jun 1, 2023

Will Consumers Hold Back on Dining Out This Summer?
Inflation and the economy are still top of mind for consumers.

NACS Presses FDA Again to Release Names of Denied ENDS Products
The association asks the agency to provide transparency for retailers in its PMTA decisions.

Ford, Tesla Charging Deal Puts Pressure on CCS Port
Access to fast-chargers is considered crucial to EV adoption.

Mars Tests Paper-Packaged Mars Bars in UK
The pilot will take place at Tesco stores.

Chester’s Chicken Relaunches Its Fried Chicken Sandwich
The chain introduced its original fried chicken sandwich in 2019 at the onset of the “chicken sandwich wars.”

FastLane C-Stores Launch App-Based Subscription Car and Truck Wash Program
Subscription programs help c-store retailers build customer loyalty and develop recurring revenue.