Channel: Independents

CSP Magazine
The convenience-store industry’s appetite for consolidation is unprecedented, with much of the activity fueled by the tax-advantaged master limited partnership (MLP) structure. And this flood of activity follows five years of dynamic consolidation.
OnCue $1.99 (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Fuels Analysis
Prices hit level not seen in years, and other states may soon follow
Marathon Petroleum Corp. MPC (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Services
Discount program offers co-branding opportunities
Fairlife milk
Beverages
Pulls pinup campaign for fairlife after consumers dub it sexist
Fight for $15 mimimum wage foodservice (CSP Daily News / Convenience Store / Gas Station)
Foodservice
Workers stage strikes, wage protests nationwide
Colloquy (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)
Services
Represents 22% increase over 2013
Thorntons (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Mergers & Acquisitions News
Midwest chain opens eighth Tampa-area convenience store
Steve DeSutter Stripes Susser Focus Brands (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Foodservice / QSR)
Foodservice
Catching up with former Stripes president, CEO, now top exec at Focus Brands
CSP Magazine
This year, I truly believe the time and consumer mindset is ready to take this decadent beverage to the next level: I’m talking a hot-chocolate bar!

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