Operations


  • Mountain Express
    Image attribution tooltip
    Retrieved from Mountain Express.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Column

    Fueling Up: Examining the deep ties between SQRL and Mountain Express

    Both retailers were on massive growth trajectories before collapsing in epic fashion. The connections between them range from leadership to store-level employees.

    By June 17, 2024
  • Loop Neighborhood Market
    Image attribution tooltip
    Retrieved from Loop Neighborhood Market.
    Image attribution tooltip

    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
  • A photo of the exterior of a Thorntons convenience store. Explore the Trendline
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by Thorntons
    Image attribution tooltip
    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from C-Store Dive

    Top 5 stories from C-Store Dive 2023/2024

    By C-Store Dive staff
  • SQRL
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by SQRL
    Image attribution tooltip

    Gas Hub thought it bought all of SQRL’s c-stores. Now it isn’t sure.

    SQRL founder Blake Smith says all stores — and debts — were part of the April sale, but Gas Hub claims that it’s unclear what assets it has and thought payments were up to date.

    By June 14, 2024
  • Casey's
    Image attribution tooltip
    Courtesy of Casey's
    Image attribution tooltip

    Casey’s adds new board member

    Maria Castañón Moats brings decades of experience in corporate governance and M&A as the convenience retailer targets 350 new stores by 2026.

    By June 14, 2024
  • A photo of the exterior of a Foxtrot store on The Drag in Austin, Texas.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by Foxtrot
    Image attribution tooltip
    Column

    The Road Ahead: 5 keys urban c-stores need to succeed

    For c-stores to operate effectively without fuel, they need to have a solid go-to-market plan, know how they want to operate and focus on sales velocity, writes columnist Frank Beard. 

    By Frank Beard • June 13, 2024
  • Applegreen
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by Applegreen
    Image attribution tooltip

    Applegreen’s CEO of EV charging in the U.S. retires

    Holly Angell, who led the c-store retailer’s electrification business and previously helped establish 7-Eleven’s EV charging network, retired last week.

    By June 12, 2024
  • GPM Investments battling $5.5M wrongful death settlement

    The c-store retailer was found liable after one of its clerks was murdered during a night shift. It’s now fighting in Texas court to vacate the judgment.

    By June 11, 2024
  • ExtraMile
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by ExtraMile
    Image attribution tooltip

    Inside ExtraMile’s plan to double its store count by 2029

    Three years after arriving in the Southeast, the California-based retailer is embarking on a journey to expand across the country and reach 2,000 locations.

    By June 11, 2024
  • QuikTrip
    Image attribution tooltip
    Brett Dworski/C-Store Dive
    Image attribution tooltip

    QuikTrip deploys anti-loitering devices

    The company has installed 3D printed “anti-loitering domes” in the ground along some stores in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    By June 10, 2024
  • Foxtrot
    Image attribution tooltip
    Brett Dworski/C-Store Dive
    Image attribution tooltip
    Q&A

    Foxtrot founder talks retailer’s struggles, resurgence and growth plans

    Mike LaVitola is back in the driver seat and plans to reopen 15 stores this year. He discussed what led to the company's demise, where stores will open and more.

    By June 7, 2024
  • A photo of the lower half of a person, holding a bag and walking toward a gas station. The bag says "Too Good To Go" and the fuel canopy says "Circle K."
    Image attribution tooltip
    Courtesy of Alimentation Couche-Tard
    Image attribution tooltip

    Circle K partnership turns food waste into cash

    Through the Too Good To Go app, customers can purchase items near their expiration date at large discounts.

    By June 7, 2024
  • EG Group
    Image attribution tooltip
    Retrieved from Cumberland Farms website.
    Image attribution tooltip

    EG Group announces CEO change, appoints new CFO

    Zuber Issa has agreed to acquire the c-store retailer’s forecourt business in the U.K. He’s expected to step down from his post in the second half of this year once the deal closes.

    By June 7, 2024
  • 7-Eleven
    Image attribution tooltip
    Retrieved from 7-Eleven media kit.
    Image attribution tooltip

    7-Eleven franchisees say retailer’s management ‘pressured’ them to make fraudulent transactions

    In March, 7-Eleven stripped the franchise agreements from two people for falsifying tobacco purchases at several stores. Those individuals now claim the retailer’s officials instructed them to do so.

    By June 6, 2024
  • A Family Dollar store in Moab, Utah.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Kaarin Vembar/C-Store Dive
    Image attribution tooltip

    Dollar Tree to explore spinoff or sale of Family Dollar

    The underperforming banner has been a drag on operations since its acquisition.

    By Nate Delesline III • June 6, 2024
  • Foxtrot
    Image attribution tooltip
    Brett Dworski/C-Store Dive
    Image attribution tooltip

    Foxtrot is returning — but with plenty of questions about its future

    Founder Mike LaVitola plans to reopen several locations this summer, yet it’s unclear how he’s been involved with the retailer amid its bankruptcy process.

    By June 6, 2024
  • Stinker
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by Stinker Stores
    Image attribution tooltip

    5 notable c-store executive changes from May

    Two CEO announcements led last month’s list of leadership shifts from around the convenience store industry.

    By June 5, 2024
  • Foxtrot
    Image attribution tooltip
    Brett Dworski/C-Store Dive
    Image attribution tooltip

    6 Foxtrot c-stores leased to Further Point Enterprises

    The holding company that acquired the non-real-estate assets from 15 Foxtrot c-stores last month is now the official tenant for half a dozen of its locations.

    By June 4, 2024
  • Marathon
    Image attribution tooltip
    Retrieved from Marathon Petroleum Corp..
    Image attribution tooltip

    Marathon names new CEO

    Maryann Mannen, who became president of the energy company earlier this year, will take on its top role in August.

    By May 31, 2024
  • ExtraMile
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by ExtraMile
    Image attribution tooltip

    ExtraMile makes Louisiana debut

    The c-store retailer opened a location about 35 miles north of New Orleans late last month as it plans a broader expansion in the South and Southeast.

    By May 31, 2024
  • QuikTrip
    Image attribution tooltip
    Brett Dworski/C-Store Dive
    Image attribution tooltip

    QuikTrip to open first location in Ohio next week

    The Oklahoma-based retailer will arrive in The Buckeye State more than two years after applying to build in Dayton.

    By May 31, 2024
  • ExtraMile
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by ExtraMile
    Image attribution tooltip

    ExtraMile refreshing branding across its c-store network

    The retailer began a remodeling effort in 2019 that first focused on store interiors but recently shifted to the exterior, President Brian Sardelich said in an interview.

    By May 31, 2024
  • SQRL
    Image attribution tooltip
    Retrieved from SQRL.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Deep Dive

    As SQRL continues to spiral, its landlords remain in the dark

    Amid the convenience retailer's struggles, store owners have lost millions and face an uncertain future. Many of them have begun terminating their leases.

    By May 30, 2024
  • A photo of the exterior of a Stinker Stores location.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Courtesy of Accustore
    Image attribution tooltip

    Stinker Stores names Nate Brazier as CEO

    The Idaho-based retailer’s COO has stepped into the company’s top leadership role as its owner retires after 22 years.

    By May 29, 2024
  • SQRL
    Image attribution tooltip
    Retrieved from SQRL.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Blue Owl terminates leases for SQRL convenience stores

    Jamal Hizam, the retailer’s CEO, confirmed to C-Store Dive that he’s refusing to vacate the locations without the courts ordering him to do so.

    By May 28, 2024
  • QuikTrip
    Image attribution tooltip
    Brett Dworski/C-Store Dive
    Image attribution tooltip

    QuikTrip to enter Florida

    The convenience retailer is in the early stages of developing a travel center in Cottondale, a small town in the state’s panhandle.

    By May 23, 2024