Channel: Independents

CSP Magazine
With the largest beverage category--CSDs--in decline, convenience retailers are focused on who else they can sell beverages to. Beyond the opportunity to draw additional sales, the added benefit is the opportunity to improve market-basket totals and margins by reaching out to new demographics.
Coca-Cola Consolidated
Beverages
Part of ongoing distribution franchise expansion with Coca-Cola Co.
Felipe Szpigel, Anheuser-Busch
Beverages
Chicago team to focus on craft and import beers
Chick-fil-A (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Foodservice / QSR)
Services
QSR chain offers features within mobile app
CSP Magazine
Kwik Trip has built its own “Field of Dreams.” We recently completed our second Kwik Star convenience store in Dubuque, which we celebrated with a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony in late July. The store is our 415th store, and the 48th in Iowa.
Acosta Technomic Why Behind Dine (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Foodservice)
Foodservice
Acosta, Technomic collaborate on complexities of consumers' 'Path to Plate'.
Empire Petroleum (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Mergers & Acquisitions News
Acquires 17 additional Corner Stores from CST Brands
Kristin Chenoweth orgasms over a Slurpee
Foodservice
“Not just a Slurpee, but 7-Eleven has everything”
Starbucks Reserve (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Foodservice / Coffee)
Foodservice
"Runway of opportunity unmatched by any other retailer on the planet".

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