While large retail-petroleum chains are making some of the biggest news for installing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, smaller convenience-store chains are also finding opportunity in the alternative fuel. For Rainbo Oil Co., which has 14 Kwik Stop locations in Iowa, it was an offer that was in line with the company’s brand.
What starts in California—the biggest state by population—often finds its way to the rest of the union, making two big regulatory moves about to hit its fuel marketers of interest to the entire industry.
Are vape shops stealing c-store business? Can the convenience channel ever hope to compete with the vaping-centric knowledge and offerings of this new channel? Is this channel here to stay, perhaps the tobacconist of the new segment—or will it fizzle out in the face of stricter regulations?
Vape: It's not your father's tobacco product, as reflected in CSP's first-ever vaping-centric meeting in December in Phoenix. And you know it's not your typical tobacco meeting when you have a marquee sponsor whose mission is to "make cigarettes obsolete" and one of the evenings includes a trendy vaping party.
Welcome to Ask the Chef! Chris Koetke will answer your pressing culinary and operational questions from his perspective as a seasoned restaurant veteran and culinary educator. We’re launching with a look at the most important trends affecting food today.