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  • Casey's
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    Casey’s adds new board member

    Maria Castañón Moats brings decades of experience in corporate governance and M&A as the convenience retailer targets 350 new stores by 2026.

  • A photo of a grassy, fenced-in area. A blue and white sign with a picture of a dog's face on it reads "pet area. You must remain with your pet at all times. No aggressive play. Please clean up after your pet."
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    How pets are becoming c-stores’ best friends

    Sales of pet products have spiked at convenience stores recently, and experts say there are many ways retailers can build a solid connection with pet owners.

  • Applegreen
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    Applegreen’s CEO of EV charging in the U.S. retires

    Holly Angell, who led the c-store retailer’s electrification business and previously helped establish 7-Eleven’s EV charging network, retired last week.

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    Inside ExtraMile’s plan to double its store count by 2029

    Three years after arriving in the Southeast, the California-based retailer is embarking on a journey to expand across the country and reach 2,000 locations.

  • A person sits at a desk with an open laptop in front of them. Their head is hidden by smoke and the hand is holding a vaping device.
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    FDA, DOJ partner to target illegal vapes

    A coalition of multiple federal agencies will try to rein in the thousands of illegally sold e-cigarette products across the U.S.

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    Ruiz Food Products to close California plant

    The frozen food manufacturer, which makes the roller grill staple Tornados, will lay off 215 workers at its Tulare plant starting Aug. 30.

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    Rutter’s expanding toward eastern Maryland

    The convenience retailer’s growth is expected to move through Maryland and into Virginia and Delaware in the next few years.

  • Yesway
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    Yesway debuts Allsup’s pepperoni pizza burrito

    The new addition to the retailer’s popular burrito line is now available at all of its c-stores that already sell the deep-fried favorites.

  • GPM Investments battling $5.5M wrongful death settlement

    The c-store retailer was found liable after one of its clerks was murdered during a night shift. It’s now fighting in Texas court to vacate the judgment.

  • Foxtrot
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    Foxtrot founder talks retailer’s struggles, resurgence and growth plans

    Mike LaVitola is back in the driver seat and plans to reopen 15 stores this year. He discussed what led to the company's demise, where stores will open and more.

  • EG Group
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    EG Group announces CEO change, appoints new CFO

    Zuber Issa has agreed to acquire the c-store retailer’s forecourt business in the U.K. He’s expected to step down from his post in the second half of this year once the deal closes.

  • QuikTrip
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    QuikTrip deploys anti-loitering devices

    The company has installed 3D printed “anti-loitering domes” in the ground along some stores in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • A photo of the lower half of a person, holding a bag and walking toward a gas station. The bag says "Too Good To Go" and the fuel canopy says "Circle K."
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    Circle K partnership turns food waste into cash

    Through the Too Good To Go app, customers can purchase items near their expiration date at large discounts.

  • 7-Eleven
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    7-Eleven franchisees say retailer’s management ‘pressured’ them to make fraudulent transactions

    In March, 7-Eleven stripped the franchise agreements from two people for falsifying tobacco purchases at several stores. Those individuals now claim the retailer’s officials instructed them to do so.

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    EG America to debut $5 meal deal

    The convenience retailer is beefing up its foodservice program with the new promotion, which will be available from mid-June through early September.

  • True North
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    True North launches new mobile app and rewards program

    The Midwest c-store retailer is the latest company to debut new services with the help of app developer Rovertown.

  • EG Group
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    BreakTime expands to 2 new states with acquisition

    The convenience retailer, which bought 23 Loaf ‘N Jug stores in North Dakota and Montana, is the latest company to buy assets from EG America.

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  • Foxtrot
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    Foxtrot is returning — but with plenty of questions about its future

    Founder Mike LaVitola plans to reopen several locations this summer, yet it’s unclear how he’s been involved with the retailer amid its bankruptcy process.

  • Stinker
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    5 notable c-store executive changes from May

    Two CEO announcements led last month’s list of leadership shifts from around the convenience store industry.

  • A Family Dollar store in Moab, Utah.
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    Dollar Tree to explore spinoff or sale of Family Dollar

    The underperforming banner has been a drag on operations since its acquisition.

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    GetGo and parent Giant Eagle aim to boost retail media with new partnership

    Rippl, designed for regional grocers and c-stores, will increase the scale of Giant Eagle’s retail media platform and provide standardized data feedback.

  • Foxtrot
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    6 Foxtrot c-stores leased to Further Point Enterprises

    The holding company that acquired the non-real-estate assets from 15 Foxtrot c-stores last month is now the official tenant for half a dozen of its locations.

  • 7-Eleven
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    7-Eleven unveils first ‘social promotion’ for fuel discount

    Customers can get 30 cents off one fill-up now through June 10 with the promotion, which is focused on social media and word of mouth.

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    7-Eleven rolls out summer gear

    This marks the third time this year 7-Eleven has debuted new items on its online shop, which has become a focal point for the company’s marketing efforts.

  • A photo of a person inside a store, arranging items on a shelf. The person is wearing a nametag that reads "Love's" and "Meredith."
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    Love’s rolls out free education perks for workers

    The “Fuel Your Growth” program offers degree programs, certifications and more.