Deep Dive

Industry insights from our journalists


  • EG Group
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    Retrieved from Cumberland Farms website.

    How a sale of EG America could impact the c-store industry

    If the U.K. retailer offloads its U.S. assets, as reports indicate, the result could be a further shift of power to the industry’s the top players, among other effects, experts say.

    Brett Dworski • Jan. 31, 2023
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    Here’s how c-stores are attempting to cure the labor bug in 2023

    While increased pay continues to be a priority for employees, so are flexible scheduling and career growth opportunities, representatives from chains like Weigel's and Pilot Co. say.

    Brett Dworski • Jan. 24, 2023
  • Casey's
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    Permission granted by Casey's General Stores

    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.

    Brett Dworski • Jan. 11, 2023
  • 7-Eleven
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    Retrieved from 7-Eleven press release.

    9 trends that will shape the c-store industry in 2023

    Experts foresee plenty of opportunities for retailers to separate themselves this year, driven by consumer demands for quality and an evolving digital landscape.

    C-Store Dive Staff • Jan. 4, 2023
  • DoorDash and 2,000 grocery partners will waive delivery fees
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    How new verticals boost DoorDash’s momentum

    The delivery giant’s expansion into convenience, grocery and other retail has helped it reach new customers and increase loyalty on its platforms.

    Julie Littman • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Retrieved from 7-Eleven media kit.

    Behind the making of 7-Eleven’s retail media network — and what c-store operators can learn from it

    The chain’s Gulp Media is the first of what will likely be many retail media enterprises in the industry as companies wrestle with higher costs and an evolving digital landscape.

    Brett Dworski • Nov. 28, 2022
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    ‘It’s so easy to go in and steal from them’: Why c-stores attract so much crime — and what retailers can do about it

    About 5% of U.S. violent crimes in 2021 happened at c-stores. How can operators keep their staff and customers safe?

    Brett Dworski • Oct. 11, 2022