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  • Delek
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    Delek cuts retail capital budget in half for 2024

    The company allocated about $30 million of funds to rebranding its c-stores last year, and expects to only commit half of that amount this time around.

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    Parkland places 157 stores up for sale

    This comes nearly a year after the retailer said it wanted to sell up to $500 million worth of assets, including select retail sites that no longer align with its business objectives.

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    Wawa debuts retail media network

    The company joins 7-Eleven and Casey’s in venturing into an advertising platform that is full of opportunities as well as challenges, experts have said.

  • Irving Oil
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    Irving Oil president stepping down

    Ian Whitcomb will leave in June after almost nine years with the oil and retail company, which is currently undergoing a strategic review.

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    Dollar General opens 20,000th store

    The discount retailer plans to open about 800 new stores this year alone in the continental U.S., along with remodeling 1,500.

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    How c-stores can rival or beat QSRs on value

    As U.S. consumers continue to guard their wallets, c-store chains like TXB and Jacksons are using loyalty programs, promotions and other tools to stand out.

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    Texas travel center chain forms franchise deal with Bojangles

    The fried chicken restaurant group will bring its Southern-inspired offerings to five of Roadster’s locations in the Lone Star State.

  • CrossAmerica CEO talks Applegreen acquisition

    The deal for 59 c-stores in Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin underscores the retailer’s goal to convert more stores to company-operated sites moving forward, Charles Nifong said Tuesday.

  • TravelCenters of America
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    TA teases 2024 growth plans

    As the travel center chain opens its 300th location this week, parent company BP has outlined several additions to the brand coming this year.

  • CrossAmerica to acquire 59 Applegreen c-stores for $16.9M

    The deal comes six years after the two companies partnered to have Applegreen operate over 60 CrossAmerica locations in Florida.

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    Self-checkout promises ultimate convenience. Is it doing its job?

    The process can make for faster, easier experiences, but it also needs regular attention and helpful associates to thrive.

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    Shane Warton talks Love’s 2024 growth plans and beyond

    As the c-store and truck stop chain turns 60, its president breaks down the company's M&A strategy, EV charging plans and more.

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    RaceTrac adds fleet card to payment options

    Adding the ability to use Fuelman cards is the latest enhancement the convenience retailer has made to its business.

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    Wawa gets approval in Georgia as 2024 plans come into focus

    The c-store company received the okay for a store in Pooler, Georgia, weeks after saying it will open 70 new stores this year, including debuts in three states. 

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    Diageo steers Captain Morgan further into RTD space with cocktail launch

    The spiced rum brand is introducing its first malt-based beverage item as it seeks a greater presence in the growing canned spirits space.

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    Clipper Petroleum names new CFO

    Craig Peters, who previously held leadership positions with Delek US Holdings and Mountain Express Oil, will start in the role next week.

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    National Convenience Distributors names new VP of foodservice

    Patrick Dillon will lead NCD’s many foodservice-focused programs, which span hot foods, coffee, private label, frozen beverages and more.

  • Alltown Fresh
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    Global Partners taps former Kum & Go foodservice executive

    Jac Moskalik has been named vice president of culinary services and innovation for the East Coast c-store retailer, effective Feb. 22.

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    Citgo unveils EV charging program

    The oil company offered assistance in selecting the best site and implementing XCharge hardware at its pilot location — a PS Food Mart in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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    Temp-Stop c-stores adding Huddle House restaurants

    The Missouri-based convenience retailer plans to add the sit-down restaurant concept to its stores in Sedalia and Lee’s Summit.

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    Murphy USA names first COO, shuffles exec team

    In addition to promoting former CFO Mindy West to the new role, the c-store retailer hired Dollar Tree and Walmart veteran Galagher Jeff to take over as finance chief.

  • Wawa
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    How c-stores should handle their big expansion plans

    Operators are regularly arriving in new regions. Doing so requires painstaking due diligence and enough uniqueness to stand out, experts say.

  • Twice Daily
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    Tri Star Energy names new COO

    The parent company of Twice Daily c-stores and White Bison coffee shops has promoted a new executive as it builds on a year of acquisitions and integrations.

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    Game on: Why video and interactive employee training is surging

    Digital training can help retailers keep workers engaged, improve information retention and see where their efforts are falling short, experts say.

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    The pay problem: wages remain c-stores’ biggest labor barrier

    Nearly half of c-store workers under management level who left their jobs last year did so because of insufficient pay, while safety concerns keep many others from applying at all, according to a NACS report.