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  • QuikTrip
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    Is QuikTrip nixing its fuel-less c-store concept?

    The retailer will shutter one of its two existing non-fuel stores next month and it’s unclear if it will continue to invest in these types of locations.

    By April 29, 2024
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    Buc-ee’s takes aim at Tennessee

    With four sites either open or in the works, including one that was just announced, the Texas-based retailer is making its presence known throughout the Volunteer State.

    By April 26, 2024
  • A photo of the exterior of a Thorntons convenience store. Explore the Trendline
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from C-Store Dive

    Top 5 stories from C-Store Dive 2023/2024

    By C-Store Dive staff
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    Foxtrot, Dom’s sued amid mass layoff

    A class action complaint claims the companies violated the WARN Act by failing to give its employees at least 60 days notice of the mass layoff.

    By April 25, 2024
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    RaceTrac names Morhous chairman of the board

    The convenience retailer’s CEO will now lead the company’s board of directors, replacing incumbent Carl Bolch Jr.

    By April 25, 2024
  • Mountain Express
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    How did Mountain Express get here?

    Here’s a recap of some of the key moments from the retailer’s tumultuous past year, including news of its leaders being investigated for siphoning millions of dollars from the company.

    By April 24, 2024
  • A photo of the exterior of a Foxtrot opening in July in Austin City Hall.
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    Foxtrot ceases operations

    The c-store chain and its sister company, Dom’s Kitchen & Market, suddenly announced Tuesday that all operations have come to a close.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Virginia Gabrielli for Industry Dive

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    Deep Dive

    ‘Epic failure:’ Inside the rise and fall of Mountain Express Oil

    The Georgia retailer was growing fast until it went bankrupt and terminated operations. Several former employees say leadership’s financial mishandlings and dysfunctional culture caused its demise.

    By , , April 23, 2024
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    Pilot names new president of energy arm

    Gary Hoogeveen previously spent a decade with another Berkshire Hathaway brand, Rocky Mountain Power.

    By April 23, 2024
  • A Cumberland Farms store in Colorado
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    Q&A

    ‘The status quo is never an option’: John Carey reflects on 6 months as EG America’s CEO

    “If I look at our business, I think we've done some really good stuff in the last 12 months, but I think we have left some things on the shelf as well,” Carey said in an interview.

    By April 22, 2024
  • 7-Eleven
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    Seven & i splits CEO, chairperson roles

    Stephen Dacus, who has been an outside director of the company since 2022, will take the reins of the board if he is approved at its May 28 meeting. 

    By April 19, 2024
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    Wawa to bring 40 new stores to central Pennsylvania by 2029

    As it continues expanding across the country, the c-store retailer also remains focused on growing in its home state.

    By April 19, 2024
  • 7-Eleven
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    7-Eleven expands store refresh program

    After a test run in Louisville, Kentucky, the retailer plans to bring these exterior improvements and merchandising shifts to 4,000 stores this year.

    By April 18, 2024
  • SQRL
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    Everything we know about SQRL’s sudden sale and ongoing challenges

    The retailer turned heads last week when it revealed it’s selling all of its c-stores. But its employees, landlords and the industry have more questions than answers about the company’s future.

    By April 17, 2024
  • A photo of a person in a car holding a smartphone and selecting a carwash subscription.
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    Back to Basics: How to build a subscription program that keeps customers coming back

    Beyond finding the right product to entice customers, retailers also need to regularly show customers the benefits of joining, experts say.

    By Christine Blank • April 16, 2024
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    Parkland denies latest shareholder push to explore a sale

    Simpson Oil, which owns nearly a fifth of the c-store and fuel company’s shares, is the second major shareholder calling for operational changes.

    By April 16, 2024
  • Interior of a store with a yellow "Dollar General" sign hanging from the ceiling.
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    Column

    The Road Ahead: The hidden lesson in Dollar General’s DGX stores

    When retailers want to try new formats, sticking to established habits can be a barrier to innovation writes columnist Frank Beard.

    By Frank Beard • April 15, 2024
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    Wawa to open its first North Carolina store in May

    The convenience retailer has plans to debut up to 10 locations in the Tar Heel State this year.

    By April 11, 2024
  • A photo of the exterior of the new Giant Eagle headquarters in Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
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    Giant Eagle opens new HQ

    The parent company of c-store GetGo Cafe + Market moved to a new site in Cranberry, Pennsylvania, where 400 workers will report on a hybrid schedule.

    By April 11, 2024
  • SQRL
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    SQRL agrees to sell c-store arm to Louisiana company

    The retailer, which operates over 300 locations, aims to resolve “significant liquidity issues” with the deal, according to a memo seen by C-Store Dive.

    By April 11, 2024
  • Alltown Fresh
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    How Global Partners is embracing change in 2024

    The 91-year-old c-store retailer recently underwent a rebrand that reflects its aim to help the planet and continue evolving amid new challenges, President and CEO Eric Slifka said in an interview.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Shell USA nixing Volta brand this summer

    The oil giant is laying off the EV charging subsidiary’s employees on May 31, with “the vast majority” of them being offered jobs at Shell, according to a WARN notice. 

    By April 9, 2024
  • A photo of Speedco employees working on a truck.
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    Love’s opens 5 Speedco sites

    The retailer’s expansion plans call for 10 new truck repair sites as well as up to 20 new travel centers this year, the company said in January.

    By April 8, 2024
  • SQRL
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    SQRL under investigation by the Department of Labor

    The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting its third investigation since 2021 into the c-store retailer, a source from the government organization confirmed.

    By April 5, 2024
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    EG Group co-CEO to resign: report

    Zuber Issa, who founded the c-store retailer with his brother in 2001, will step down once he purchases various sites from the company, Bloomberg reported.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Longtime Shell EVP stepping down this summer

    Istvan Kapitany, who has led Shell’s global mobility business since 2014, announced he’s leaving the company on July 1.

    By April 4, 2024