Channel: Independents

Beverages
Overall category grew 2.2% even as CSDs continue to slide
General Merchandise
Grocery dollars up for grabs with changing consumer habits, channel preferences
Mergers & Acquisitions News
ETP's Susser buy drives up 2Q c-store industry equity market, says Mercer Capital.
Snacks & Candy
Acosta finds increased shopper engagement, spending as eating habits evolve
CSP Magazine
Stone Drug is an enigma in the modern retail landscape. It has thrived for more than 50 years by exploring cutting-edge technological innovations while keeping one foot firmly rooted in the past. Its pharmacy is as high-tech as they come, but its old-fashioned soda fountain and time-tested customer service are a welcome blast from the past.
Corporate News
Kramer was with Prima, Total; Motel 6 vet Wilky served Giant, more
CSP Magazine
Most convenience retailers support the need for a minimum wage but were mixed about the need for an increase to it.
CSP Magazine
In a recent CSP poll of more than 200 convenience-store retailers, nearly 60% opposed raising the federal minimum wage. For those who supported an increase, most—42%—favored an increase to no more than $9 an hour, below the Obama administration’s proposal of a $10.10 wage. And nearly 40% believed there should be no federal minimum wage at all.
Services
Firm can step in, operate retail locations on short notice, create succession plans, more

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