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  • Kwik Trip
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    Retrieved from Kwik Trip website.

    Kwik Trip debuts first store in Michigan with another to open this year

    The expansion puts the convenience store on the map in five states as it looks to grow its footprint further north. 

  • Maverik
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    Retrieved from Maverik press release.

    Maverik prioritizing waste management as high food prices continue

    The c-store chain is working alongside Feeding America to expand its program to additional stores and more food banks. 

  • Shell
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    Retrieved from Shell website.

    Wael Sawan to become CEO of Shell in 2023

    Sawan, currently the company’s renewables leader, will take over as Shell aims to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.

  • Royal Farms
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    Royal Farms expanding to Michigan, its first location outside the East Coast

    The c-store chain will have a store inside a 2-million-square-foot trade center being built in Romulus, a suburb about 20 miles West of Detroit.

  • Amazon Go
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    Retrieved from Amazon press page.

    Amazon Go opens first location in Southern California, with another on the way

    The 4,100 square-foot c-store in Whittier, California, is Amazon Go’s second store that follows its new suburban format.

  • BP
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    Oli Scarff via Getty Images

    BP to acquire retail power and gas provider as it shifts into broader energy market

    The move comes as BP re-enters the c-store business, spurring questions around how the two divisions will coexist.

  • Wawa
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    Retrieved from Wawa website.

    Wawa begins construction on first Alabama location

    The company’s first site in Fairhope, Alabama is slated to open in 2024 — and so are a heap of other new-to-market stores around the country.

  • GPM Investments
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    Retrieved from ARKO press release.

    GPM Investments to acquire 350 wholesale and retail sites from Transit Energy Group

    The deal, which includes 150 company-operated c-stores, expands GPM parent company ARKO’s strategic focus on growth and long-term stockholder value.

  • Gas prices
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    Amid inflation, c-store consumers were ‘hesitant to spend’ during Q2

    Consumers bought less but spent more, especially in fuel and packaged beverages, according to a report from c-store technology company Skupos.

  • Kum & Go
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    Retrieved from Kum & Go website.

    Kum & Go bringing frictionless fleet pay to the pump

    Vehicle-based payment technology from Car IQ will provide additional data for the c-store operator and could eventually cover in-store payments, as well, said the tech firm’s CEO.

  • Mondelez's OreoxRitz mashup
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    Courtesy of Mondelez International

    How Mondelēz boosts impulse buys

    With consumers shopping differently after the pandemic, the snacking giant has retooled its efforts to trigger last-minute purchases on e-commerce and in c-stores.

  • Juul e-cigarettes
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    Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

    Juul will pay $438M to settle multistate investigation

    The agreement outlines marketing restrictions for the embattled e-cigarette maker, and follows other settlements centered on how it has allegedly advertised to underage users.

  • Exterior of Circle K convenience store
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    Courtesy of Standard Cognition

    Circle K pilots fuel loyalty program

    The program is being tested at Circle K stores in South Carolina and Denmark and is expected to expand by the end of 2022.

  • An AV truck at a Pilot fueling station.
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    Courtesy of Kodiak Robotics

    Kodiak, Pilot plan ‘autonomous truckport’ in Atlanta

    In a new partnership, the two firms will test retrofits of service stations to support AVs.

  • Buc-ee's
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    Buc-ee’s announces store in Missouri, will expand West in 2024

    The c-store chain, known for its massive stores and variety of food options, will offer full-time benefits like 401(k) matching and three weeks of vacation to workers at the upcoming 53,000-square-foot location.

  • Pilot storefront at a travel stop next to a Cinnabon in Pennsylvania
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    Thai Phi Le/C-Store

    Pilot debuts in-house Tex-Mex deli among other foodservice upgrades

    Prepared foods will play a substantial role in the convenience store chain’s new $1 billion store modernization project.

  • 7-Eleven launches 7Now Gold Pass.
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    Courtesy of 7-Eleven

    7-Eleven reportedly acquires delivery startup, intends to compete with DoorDash

    The c-store giant bought Skipcart, which provides same-day and on-demand delivery, according to The Information. 

  • Gopuff
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    Courtesy of Gopuff

    Gopuff taps Panera exec as new CFO

    Ted Stedem's addition to the ultrafast delivery company's C-suite comes a few months after it named a Pizza Hut alum to lead its Kitchen division. 

  • A QuikTrip convenience store
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    Retrieved from QuikTrip's website.

    Major c-store chain plans to open more food-focused, fuel-free locations

    QuikTrip will open its second prepared foods-focused location next week in Oklahoma as it and other convenience operators continue to blur the lines with grocery stores and restaurants.

  • Wawa is adding a drive-thru-only location
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    Courtesy of Wawa

    Are c-stores the next QSR? One survey says it’s ‘entirely possible.’

    Fifty-nine percent of U.S. consumers consider buying a meal at a convenience store when stopping for fast food, per Bluedot data. 

  • Image of a counter with a ordering kiosk and shelves in the background with bags.
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    Permission granted by Kitchen United

    Kitchen United secures $100M

    The firm plans to grow from 15 locations to over 500 using malls, shopping centers and supermarkets operated by new investors, Business Insider reports.

  • Walmart Now virtual storefront
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    Retrieved from Walmart Now on June 24, 2022

    Instacart and Walmart Canada launch virtual convenience store

    Walmart Now offers delivery of around 4,000 grocery, pantry and household items, which are fulfilled through a handful of the retailer’s stores in the Toronto area.

  • Food Rocket, grocery, delivery, app
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    Retrieved from Apple on February 22, 2022

    Alimentation Couche-Tard exec joins Food Rocket’s board

    Guillaume Leger, vice president and controller of the convenience store operator, is joining the ultrafast grocery delivery company as the startup considers a possible IPO.

  • Mashgin self-checkout terminal in Circle K store
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    Courtesy of Mashgin

    Alimentation Couche-Tard to roll out computer-vision checkout units to 7K c-stores

    The multinational retailer, which operates locations under the Circle K and Couche-Tard banners, plans to deploy Mashgin's technology across North America and Europe over the next three years.

  • Foxtrot storefront in Chicago
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    Thai Phi Le/C-Store

    Foxtrot names former Taco Bell executive as president and CFO

    Liz Williams will lead the upscale c-store chain’s implementation of new inventory and delivery operations while also overseeing its development of an expanded range of prepared foods.