• 5 burning c-store industry questions for the rest of 2024

    With uncertainties inside and outside stores, convenience retailers have their eyes on consumer spending, EVs, gas consumption and employment levels.

    By , July 10, 2024
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    Loop Neighborhood Market hires new fresh food director

    Brandon Frampton, who was recently Mountain Express’ president, has also held foodservice roles with TXB and Pilot Company.

    By June 14, 2024
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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.

    By Joelle Anselmo • June 12, 2024
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    Love’s rolls out free education perks for workers

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

    By June 4, 2024
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    Leo’s taps MAPCO director as new VP of retail

    After 17 years at the Tennessee-based retailer, Damian Wyatt joins the four-site Indiana-based convenience store chain.

    By May 31, 2024
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    DOL overtime expansion ‘unlawful,’ business groups argue

    NACS joined the National Retail Federation and others in saying the rule expansion violates the Fair Labor Standards Act and Administrative Procedure Act.

    By Caroline Colvin • May 30, 2024
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    Weigel’s builds employee rewards program

    Workers can earn rewards, access discounts and receive freebies from vendors through the MyWeigel’s Employee app.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Pilot names new head of technology

    Andy Lupo’s promotion is the latest in a long series of executive changes for the travel center company in the past year.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Department of Labor will raise overtime salary threshold to $44K in July, $59K next year

    The final rule expands overtime pay eligibility to millions of U.S. workers, the department said.

    By Ryan Golden • April 23, 2024
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    Sheetz unlawfully rejected indigenous, Black candidates due to criminal records, EEOC alleges

    The job applicants experienced a "significant disparate impact" from Sheetz' criminal justice history probe, the agency argued.

    By Caroline Colvin • April 19, 2024
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    Casey’s launches new hiring and retention strategy

    The program will feature internal job fairs that focus on helping Casey’s team members learn more about creating their ideal career path at the company.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Anheuser-Busch avoids strike in deal with union

    Though tentative, the agreement would include wage increases and improved benefits to the 5,000 manufacturing workers represented by the Teamsters.

    By Chris Casey • March 4, 2024
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    Game on: Why video and interactive employee training is surging

    Digital training can help retailers keep workers engaged, improve information retention and see where their efforts are falling short, experts say.

    By Amanda Baltazar • Feb. 21, 2024
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    The pay problem: wages remain c-stores’ biggest labor barrier

    Nearly half of c-store workers under management level who left their jobs last year did so because of insufficient pay, while safety concerns keep many others from applying at all, according to a NACS report.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    9 trends that will shape the c-store industry in 2024

    As convenience retailers consider new layouts, flavors and technology, the ability to be efficient with operations will be key, experts say.

    By C-Store Dive Staff • Jan. 9, 2024
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    Rutter’s targets employee retention with $18 minimum wage

    The pay raise is the company’s eighth in the past four years as c-stores continue to battle labor woes.

    By Jan. 5, 2024
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    How well did our predictions for 2023 fare? Here are our honest grades.

    Heading into 2023, we thought retail media, digital loyalty, EV charging and a few other topics would dominate the industry. We were right about some — and way off about one.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    3 c-stores earn high marks for customer service

    Buc-ee’s, Kwik Trip and QuikTrip all placed in the top 20 of the inaugural ranking from Forbes and consumer insights company HundredX.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    The Wills Group names executive vice president of convenience retailing

    Mark Samuels has spent more than 20 years with the Dash In parent company, and will shepherd it through the next stage of its growth plans.

    By Oct. 11, 2023
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    Walgreens names ex-Cigna exec Tim Wentworth CEO

    Wentworth, who will become Walgreens CEO effective Oct. 23, is the former CEO of Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefit manager acquired by Cigna in 2018.

    By Rebecca Pifer • Oct. 11, 2023
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    Love’s acquires trucker services company

    With this deal, the travel stop chain adds legal services to its array of amenities for professional drivers that includes parking, showers and maintenance.

    By Oct. 5, 2023
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    Grabango lays off employees across several departments

    The frictionless checkout provider declined to specify the number of impacted team members, though multiple LinkedIn posts indicate cuts hit 40% of the company.

    By Sept. 14, 2023
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    Grubhub pilots on-demand delivery for self-delivery restaurants

    Operators that use in-house delivery can request a Grubhub driver for $5 per order whenever needed. 

    By Julie Littman • Sept. 8, 2023
  • How Sheetz’s Store Team Helper program is helping people with disabilities get jobs

    The initiative, which is still in its pilot phase, has already helped 20 people find employment at Sheetz stores in Pennsylvania’s Blair and York counties.

    By Aug. 3, 2023
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    Casey’s names president and CEO as board chair

    Darren Rebelez took over board leadership June 2. Board member Judy A. Schmeling was also elected to the role of lead independent director.

    By June 7, 2023