Fuels


  • BP and Hertz to develop national EV-charging network

    The move sets the foundation for BP and Hertz to “drive the future of mobility and accelerate EV consumer adoption,” the companies said in a statement.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    EV charging network plans approved for all 50 states

    The Federal Highway Administration’s approval will allow the build-out of chargers covering about 75,000 miles of highway.

    By Danielle McLean • Updated Sept. 29, 2022
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    4 ways c-stores can lure customers to the pump amid high gas prices

    With consumers spending less time and money filling up on gas, retailers need to strategize new tactics to get them to the pump.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Stewart’s Shops to debut ‘hybrid’ EV-charging station

    The c-store chain will offer four Tesla chargers and four New York Power Authority chargers at its newly remodeled store in South Potsdam, New York.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Biden administration awards $900M to 35 states for EV charging network

    The move comes as NACS and other retail associations have urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to incentivize refueling locations to incorporate EV charging.

    By Robert Walton , Sept. 19, 2022
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    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.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    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.

    By , Sept. 9, 2022
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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.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    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.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Why convenience retailers are gearing up to win in foodservice

    As vehicles go electric, stores will increasingly turn away from fuel pumps and toward innovative meals and snacks, writes retail analyst Frank Beard.

    By Frank Beard • Jan. 6, 2022
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    Report calls for c-stores to steer further toward food

    Several leading advisors note that "existential threats" like the shift to electric vehicles and growing delivery demand necessitate an increasing focus on meals, groceries and services.

    By April 13, 2021