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  • Amazon Fresh
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    Amazon’s store rollout stalls

    The company plans to close some Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go stores, while CEO Andy Jassy said, during Thursday’s Q4 earnings call, that the expansion of Fresh stores is currently paused.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Price-conscious customers focus on gas and loyalty offers, says NACS survey

    Sixty percent more people said they’re looking for discounts, loyalty rewards and other financial incentives compared to four years ago, according to the report.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Murphy USA to build 500 more stores by 2033, CEO says

    The company will also undertake a series of investments, including site redesigns and targeted advertising.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Love’s partners with Daimler Truck on repair services

    The agreement allows Freightliner drivers to use certain repair locations for warranty work, some emergency services and recalls. 

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Standard AI to acquire Skip Checkout

    The deal would create the first company to combine self-checkout and AI-powered autonomous checkout for retailers, according to the announcement.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Sheetz officially axing ‘smile policy’ following backlash

    The retailer’s head of people and culture said the rule didn’t align with its goal of fostering a respectful and inclusive environment.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    GetGo to open first new-build c-store with a drive-thru

    Located in Mentor, Ohio, the site will feature the retailer’s made-to-order food program.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Gopuff teams up with alcohol e-commerce company

    The deal gives Drizly customers access to more BevMo! and Liquor Barn locations as alcohol sales increasingly shift toward e-commerce.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
  • Former 7-Eleven leader joins SpartanNash as VP of c-stores and fuel centers

    Ryan Speakes will manage the grocer and distributor’s 37 fuel centers as it consolidates store banners.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    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.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Weigel’s taps GSP to streamline marketing products

    The partnership will provide the chain’s 73 locations with store-specific marketing materials and management.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • Maverik opens its 400th location

    The new store, located in Magna, Utah, is just over 5,000 square feet and open 24/7.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    TravelCenters of America to deploy 1,000 EV charging ports by 2028

    The stations will appear at more than 200 locations and will be run by manufacturer Electrify America. 

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Yesway raises $190M for new stores

    The funding, which the company says is earmarked for construction, comes a month after it withdrew plans for a $100 million IPO.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Rutter’s plans to grow its store footprint by 60% over the next five years

    The ambitious expansion plan includes opening locations in new states Delaware and Virginia, and comes as the c-store company looks to spend $150 million on store renovations this year.  

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Blarney Castle acquires fellow Michigan c-store chain, grocer

    Alpena Oil’s 14 convenience store locations will expand the Bear Lake company’s presence in its home state.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Sheetz reviewing dental hygiene policy following report

    After Business Insider reported on a policy that bars the company’s locations from hiring people with visible dental issues, the retailer said it is taking another look at the practice.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • A green store banner says "Dollar Tree" against a hazy blue sky.
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    Dollar Tree names new CEO

    Rick Dreiling, a former Dollar General CEO who also served as an executive at Safeway and Vons, will take over leadership of the discounter from Mike Witynski, who is leaving the company.

    By Sam Silverstein • Jan. 25, 2023
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    Kwik Trip expanding to South Dakota in 2023

    The Wisconsin-based retailer is embarking on its western-most expansion, which comes months after moving its furthest east to Michigan.

    By Jan. 25, 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.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    EG Group considering selling U.S. retail assets, U.K. forecourts

    Multiple reports over the past few days have stated that the c-store giant is looking to make a move in an effort to relieve billions in debt.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Wawa CEO outlines plans for new travel centers

    The locations will be like the retailer’s regular stores but “on steroids,” Chris Gheysens told the Philadelphia Business Journal.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Sponsored by Upside

    Calculating capacity utilization for fuel retailers

    How many gallons are you selling daily and how many could you be selling?

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    Sponsored by Everest Ice and Water Systems

    How store owners combat shrinkflation with convenience

    Ice delivery services see supply chain issues and inflation, but a new model offers the solution.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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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%.

    By Jan. 20, 2023