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

Retailer offers savings to all members

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Convenience-store retailer Thorntons Inc. has updated its Refreshing Rewards loyalty program, allowing all members to begin accessing exclusive offers and savings immediately after swiping their card. In early January, the program discontinued use of the existing tier-based (...

Word-of-mouth, sharing personal experiences has become immensely powerful tool for consumers

Brought to you by GasBuddy. Did you know that local businesses with the best online reviews see 15% more annual revenue than their competitors? Ratings and reviews have become critical for both consumers and retailers alike as convenience store offerings continue to expand. Modern concept of word-...

Exclusive deal covers more than 65 c-stores in three Mid-Atlantic states

LA PLATA, Md. -- Convenience-store chain Dash In Food Stores Inc. has renewed its exclusive ATM services agreement with Cardtronics. As part of the long-term renewal, which extends a relationship established in 2010, Cardtronics will continue as the exclusive provider of ATMs in 66 Dash In...

Don't let this profitable business become a c-store afterthought

Changes allow members to earn points faster
Members earn ‘Shields,’ redeemable for free food, beverages, more

Thirty-seven percent of consumers prefer fuel discounts over all other perks at the cash register, a new Excentus survey reveals.

Savings incentive encourages continuing education
Deal covers 300 c-stores under several brands in western United States
USDA announces some retailer-friendly changes, but onerous requirements remain