C-store services news for the convenience store retail industry.

Outerwall will become a privately held company

BELLEVUE, Wash., and NEW YORK -- Outerwall Inc., the parent of Redbox movie- and game-rental kiosks, Coinstar coin kiosks and ecoATM electronics recycling kiosks, has entered into a deal for Apollo Global Management LLC to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Outerwall common stock for...

Brings back Big Gulp promotion with Redbox for second year

IRVING, Texas -- 7-Eleven Inc. and Redbox are teaming up again to offer a free movie night this summer. Customers can receive a free Redbox movie rental with every Big Gulp fountain drink they purchase, while supplies last. The exclusive offer runs through Aug. 31 at participating U.S. 7-Eleven...

Social-media reviews can make or break a car wash. Here are some tips to prevent business from driving away.

CHICAGO -- Rainy days were once the bane of every self-service car-wash owner. Bad weather meant no revenue. These days an entirely different deluge is washing away business. With no staff on site to soothe dissatisfied customers, proprietors have just a few tools at their disposal to battle...

Loyal customers deserve rewards, but don’t entitle them

C-store retailer maximizing efforts in energy conservation, packaging, community engagement

Strengthen your c-store and connect better with customers via these six key tips for success
Recognized for Facebook fountain-drink campaign
Truckstop group champions highway safety initiative
North Carolina company joins car-wash equipment sales, service network
Enables seamless redemption, 'clipping' on digital channels.