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    RaceTrac continues tech upgrades

    A tie-up with Blue Yonder to improve its supply chain and warehouse operations is the c-store chain’s latest move as it targets major growth.

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    Sheetz adds AI to its fuel transport systems

    CLI Transport, the convenience retailer’s dedicated fuel carrier, partnered with Gravitate to optimize order generation, route planning and more.

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    Parkland denies latest shareholder push to explore a sale

    Simpson Oil, which owns nearly a fifth of the c-store and fuel company’s shares, is the second major shareholder calling for operational changes.

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    Gopuff expands fresh grocery delivery with Misfits Market partnership

    The tie-up offers shoppers more than 300 items, including fresh produce, dairy, meats and bread.

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    Back to Basics: How to build a subscription program that keeps customers coming back

    Beyond finding the right product to entice customers, retailers also need to regularly show customers the benefits of joining, experts say.

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    The Road Ahead: The hidden lesson in Dollar General’s DGX stores

    When retailers want to try new formats, sticking to established habits can be a barrier to innovation writes columnist Frank Beard.

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    Chevron, Brightmark grow dairy digester network with Southwest renewable plant

    The facility will transform manure into biogas from Caballero Dairy in Eloy, Arizona.

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    Couche-Tard ends Circle K’s beverage subscription program

    Sip & Save, which launched in 2021, offered subscribers one free beverage a day for a monthly fee.

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    SQRL agrees to sell c-store arm to Louisiana company

    The retailer, which operates over 300 locations, aims to resolve “significant liquidity issues” with the deal, according to a memo seen by C-Store Dive.

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    BP to debut new food items at TA, Thorntons and Ampm

    The London-based retailer revealed several programs it will launch across its U.S. c-store brands this year to target different regions.

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    How foodservice innovation dominated the c-store landscape in Q1

    From debuting in-house menus to expanding original offerings and QSRs, here are some of the top meal moves convenience retailers have made this year.

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    Wawa to open its first North Carolina store in May

    The convenience retailer has plans to debut up to 10 locations in the Tar Heel State this year.

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    Rutter’s adds limited-time subs

    The three new options are the latest stage of the convenience retailer’s rotating menu program, which began a year ago.

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    Giant Eagle opens new HQ

    The parent company of c-store GetGo Cafe + Market moved to a new site in Cranberry, Pennsylvania, where 400 workers will report on a hybrid schedule.

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    How Global Partners is embracing change in 2024

    The 91-year-old c-store retailer recently underwent a rebrand that reflects its aim to help the planet and continue evolving amid new challenges, President and CEO Eric Slifka said in an interview.

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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.