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    How Rutter’s large c-stores aim to future-proof the business

    As the chain expands, it’s building locations that are notably bigger than its current sites. That should leave plenty of space to take advantage of new opportunities in foodservice, gaming and more.

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    GetGo to bring bitcoin ATMs to 125 locations

    The Pittsburgh-based company joins a growing list of c-store operators doing the same, as retailers seek new ways to bring customers inside their stores.

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    Exploring Buc-ee’s growth beyond Texas

    An interactive map highlights the supersized c-store chain’s rapid expansion into new states like Wisconsin, Colorado and Virginia.

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    Quality Mart tests delivery and pickup service

    The North Carolina-based chain is testing e-commerce service at five locations using technology from Swipeby, which has mainly focused on restaurants.

  • Mountain Express Oil files for bankruptcy

    The retailer’s c-stores are expected to maintain normal operations during this reorganization.

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    Retail media brands Mood Media and Vibenomics merge. What does it mean for c-stores?

    Having the flexibility of an all-in-one platform could help encourage more operators to get their programs up and running, a Vibenomics executive said.

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    Yesway names chief real estate officer

    With the retailer looking to build 60 to 80 stores per year moving forward, Tom Brown’s role will include finding locations for new sites and identifying potential acquisitions.

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    Dollar General investing $100M in its stores, with a focus on boosting labor

    The discounter recently opened its 19,000th location and saw sales as well as comps rise in its fourth financial quarter as inflation helped drive results.

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    7-Eleven unveils new EV charging network and app

    7Charge continues the retailer's electrification journey, which began with a 2021 commitment to build 500 chargers in North America. 

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    Couche-Tard says foodservice promotions hurt Q3 gross profits

    Noting challenges it’s faced with quickly expanding a number of initiatives, CEO Brian Hannasch said scaling its fresh food program is like “building a plane while we’re flying it.”

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    Yesway shifting its loyalty program to Stuzo

    The loyalty company’s Wallet Steering technology examines what consumers spend across retailers, then sends them targeted offers to drive repeat purchases.

  • Couche-Tard to acquire 2,200 TotalEnergies sites in Europe for $3.3B

    If approved, the deal for the stores in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg will grow the retailer’s footprint on the continent by 80%.

  • Tyson to close two plants, laying off nearly 1,700 workers

    The company said shuttering two of its processing facilities will help it optimize its chicken supply chain. It offered assistance to employees impacted by the decision.

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    Wawa to pay up to $28.5M in data breach settlement

    The retailer’s latest payout will go to the financial institutions involved in the 2019 incident, continuing a series of payments it has made to customers and states over the past year.

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    The uncomfortable truth about dollar stores

    With tens of thousands of locations offering highly discounted products, dollar stores are “absolutely a competitive threat” to c-stores, experts say. And combating them starts in the kitchen.

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    How The Roux, a c-store and children’s reading center, is impacting its Chicago community

    The store opened its doors last September on a mission to motivate and inspire kids to read more books. It’s working.

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    Casey’s names new chief information officer

    Sanjeev Satturu has succeeded Adrian Butler, who recently left the retailer for a new opportunity.

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    TravelCenters of America aims to level up its restaurant menu with new executive chef

    Maira Isabel has trained in multiple countries and will look to add more flavorful and better-for-you options to Iron Skillet and Country Pride. 

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    Quality Dairy adds online SNAP payments

    The Michigan c-store chain now allows customers to use EBT to pay for eligible items, and combine it with other payment methods.

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    Rutter’s debuts online ordering platform

    The retailer’s new system is part of Paytronix’s Order & Delivery program, which lets c-stores design, build and deploy e-commerce capabilities.

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    Back to Basics: How to hire and retain good store managers

    Building a strong workforce starts with having the right policies in place to identify, train and reward store leaders, experts say.

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    Yesway makes deal to add CBD store-within-a-store

    The agreement will add Feel Good Shop Plus sections, managed by GPO Plus, to the c-store retailer’s locations.

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    Amazon-powered c-store opens at Virginia college

    Marymount University opened a 24-hour shop last week that marks the first campus location to integrate Amazon’s frictionless checkout technology.

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    7-Eleven settles lawsuit over missed meal periods for $1.2M

    Court documents claim the retailer scheduled employees to work understaffed shifts during which there was no opportunity for food breaks, and “willfully and intentionally withheld wages.”

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    Wawa focused on Florida openings in 2023

    The retailer is expected to open 15 new stores in the state this year, more than double the number of any other in its plans.