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  • A photo of someone using a Mashgin self-checkout machine.
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    How c-store designs will evolve in 2023

    Companies are more focused than ever on creating an inviting shopping experience, and to that end are rolling out updated bathrooms, open floor concepts and new checkout options.

  • 7-Eleven introduces the Peanut Butter and Jams Cappuccino.
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    Activist investor pushing for 7-Eleven spinoff

    Seven & i Holdings is under pressure from ValueAct, an investor that argues separating the c-store company would increase shareholder value by 80%.

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    Retrieved from Volta press release.

    Shell USA acquires EV-charging company Volta for $169M

    The move further establishes the London-based fuel retailer as a major player in the U.S. electrification space.

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    Kum & Go opens first store in Michigan

    The location comes 18 months after the retailer announced plans to move into the Great Lakes State — a plan that was supposed to go into effect last year.

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    Inflation has less of an impact on snacking than meals, Mondelēz finds

    The Oreo maker also found a delay in receiving snacks due to supply chain disruptions has forced many consumers, especially Gen Zers and millennials, to be more open to trying new items.

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    How a Kansas City c-store is using YouTube to deter shoplifters

    By uploading humorous videos of store thefts for millions of viewers to see, FavTrip has managed to reduce shoplifting and build a nationwide following.

  • Circle K
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    Circle K switches EV charging network to Driivz platform

    The new software provider is intended to improve scalability and versatility, as well as increase charger uptime.

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    Wawa planning new technology training hub in Philadelphia

    The facility would “repurpose” one of its recently shuttered c-stores in the area, a spokesperson said.

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    How Parkland USA is bringing self checkout to its stores

    The company is making sure the technology works with all its forecourt brands before rolling it out to around a quarter of its owned locations this year, COO Jay Erickson said.

  • Four EVgo charging stations in a parking lot
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    NACS unveils EV charging matchmaker tool

    The program connects retailers with charging companies to help locate, design and build their own infrastructure.

  • TravelCenters of America
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    Retrieved from TA press release.

    TravelCenters of America aiming for 20 new franchise locations in 2023, CEO says

    The company’s long-term growth plans also prioritize site refreshes, technology upgrades and expanded foodservice and restaurant offerings.

  • QuikTrip
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    QuikTrip expands travel center concept to Tennessee, will open more in 2023

    The Oklahoma-based retailer could become a competitive threat to major travel-center players, such as Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Pilot and TravelCenters of America.

  • Wawa is adding a drive-thru-only location
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    Food-focused c-stores gain traction as total U.S. store count increases

    Consumers continue to seek out locations with “robust food and beverage” offerings, according to NACS.

  • A photo of the exterior of a Stinker Stores location.
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    Courtesy of Accustore

    Stinker Stores taps tech company for new retail intelligence platform

    Accustore’s system is expected to make marketing and design updates cheaper, easier and more uniform.

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    Racetrac eyes expansion to Ohio

    The proposed store would be the retailer’s northernmost location in the U.S. and marks the third new state that could soon get Racetrac locations.

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    Deep Dive

    C-store chains are betting on retail media in 2023. But at what cost?

    On the heels of Casey’s and 7-Eleven announcing their first ventures into the space, retail media promises to bring new growth and opportunities — as well as challenges — for c-stores, experts say.

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    7-Eleven begins Israel expansion in Tel Aviv

    The country is 7 Eleven’s latest international expansion target, with dozens of locations planned to open under franchisee Electra Consumer Products.

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    Sheetz promotes HR leader to executive vice president of people and culture

    Stephanie Doliveira has worked for Sheetz for 22 years, and will focus on building and introducing more employee-based initiatives.

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    Buc-ee’s takes a second swing at Louisiana expansion

    The 53,000-square-foot store in Ruston is expected to employ more than 200 people and open its doors in 2025.

  • A photo of a person standing in front of a delivery van for Kelley's Market.
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    Q&A: How Vroom Delivery is tackling e-commerce for c-stores

    After its founders built the app to help their father’s c-store chain get online, CEO John Nelson says the company has tried to address the industry’s unique digital challenges.

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    Arko CFO to retire

    Don Bassell will step down at the end of 2023 as the retailer begins its search for a successor.

  • An image showing a car dashboard listing area EV charging stations.
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    Courtesy of EVgo

    EVgo and Amazon team up for voice-enabled EV charging

    The companies will direct drivers to area chargers and enable them to pay from inside the vehicle using the Alexa voice assistant. 

  • A stack of snack food packages from Mondelez International, including Wheat Thins, Oreos, Ritz and Sour Patch kids.
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    4 snack trends that will impact c-stores in 2023

    Snack sales have stayed strong even as prices have increased thanks to innovation and increasingly on-the-go consumers. Will that momentum continue this year?

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    Last living Hunt Brothers Pizza founders die

    Don and Charlie Hunt, 88 and 78, respectively, built one of the most notable c-store foodservice operators in the country.

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    Racetrac to open first stores in South Carolina

    The Atlanta-based retailer will operate in nine U.S. states once it debuts two new locations in Columbia, though no timeline for their opening has been announced.