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    4 hot c-store flavor trends for summer

    Sweet and spicy pairings, tropical fruits and international influences will see a surge as the weather heats up, experts say.

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    Love’s updates food management tech

    The retailer has tapped PAR Technology’s Data Central program to help optimize food cost tracking, improve reporting efficiency and centralize many of its operational processes.

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    Hain Celestial sells Thinsters cookie brand to Dippin’ Dots owner

    The divestiture to J&J Snack Foods for an undisclosed amount allows the organic and natural products giant to streamline its portfolio and reduce debt.

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    7-Eleven offering competitors free coffee this week

    The retailer’s latest promotion builds momentum for its modernized coffee program that launched last year.

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    Shell USA nixing Volta brand this summer

    The oil giant is laying off the EV charging subsidiary’s employees on May 31, with “the vast majority” of them being offered jobs at Shell, according to a WARN notice. 

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    Vroom develops c-store payment solution

    Pay360 uses machine learning systems to reduce fraud on age-restricted items, allowing it to charge lower fees on those transactions.

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    Krispy Krunchy Chicken expands beyond c-stores, targets 700 openings in 2024

    The foodservice company is entering new markets and enhancing its menu after growing by nearly 500 units last year.

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    SQRL under investigation by the Department of Labor

    The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting its third investigation since 2021 into the c-store retailer, a source from the government organization confirmed.

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    EG Group co-CEO to resign: report

    Zuber Issa, who founded the c-store retailer with his brother in 2001, will step down once he purchases various sites from the company, Bloomberg reported.

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    Love’s opens 5 Speedco sites

    The retailer’s expansion plans call for 10 new truck repair sites as well as up to 20 new travel centers this year, the company said in January.

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    Longtime Shell EVP stepping down this summer

    Istvan Kapitany, who has led Shell’s global mobility business since 2014, announced he’s leaving the company on July 1.

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    Why Coors Banquet believes it is thriving in a flailing beer category

    The brand attributed its sales growth to nostalgia and its legacy brand status, as parent company Molson Coors faces an ongoing strike at one of its plants.

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    Why and where Shell is selling 1,000 c-stores

    During its Capital Markets Day last summer, the c-store and oil company clarified that it’s selling the sites in an effort to reduce operating costs.

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    6 notable c-store executive changes from March

    A CEO announcement at one of the nation’s largest retailers led last month’s slate of leadership shifts from around the industry.

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    Buc-ee’s first Arkansas store gets site plan approval

    The state would be the 16th outside of Texas for the convenience retailer as its years-long expansion plan continues.

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    Onvo launches inaugural hot foods program

    Food on the Fly features the retailer’s new Craveritos, bowls and sides, and offers meals across breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    TXB launches another slate of LTOs

    New items available at the Texas-based retailer include al pastor quesadillas, chicken and waffles and a Wafflewich Deluxe sandwich.

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    Florida c-store chain to test kitchen robots

    Re-Up convenience stores is planning to use AI-driven machines to help fry food, brew coffee and squeeze fresh juice.

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    Maverik completes 30 Kum & Go rebrands

    The updates, which are now rolling out across Denver-area stores, include a switch to Maverik’s Adventure Club rewards and its Bonfire foodservice program.

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    Standard AI names new CEO, CTO

    Angie Westbrock has assumed the top leadership role at the tech firm, which is in the midst of moving away from its original business model.

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    How shorter customer order times can boost your bottom line

    Optimizing menu communications can improve throughput by helping customers find what they want faster, says Tom Cook, principal with King-Casey.

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    Chester’s Chicken hires EVP of supply chain

    Bill Rice joined the chicken brand after spending seven years with competitor Krispy Krunchy Foods.

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    Mountain Express co-CEOs investigated for siphoning ‘millions’ from company

    A court document notes that Lamar Frady and Turjo Wadud, who led the retailer from 2020 to 2023, wired company funds to separate entities they owned and labeled them as fees for work.

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    Global Partners rebranding Timewise c-stores to Honey Farms banner

    The convenience retailer acquired 64 of these locations in Houston last year and has already finished 40 to 50 of the rebrands, President and CEO Eric Slifka said in an interview.

  • Gopuff's new instant pay option lets delivery partners receive their earnings balance at an time
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    Gopuff adds 20-minute delivery

    The new $1.49-per-order service is the latest development for the instant commerce company’s subscription program.