Corporate News

Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

‘Every business is a social-science experiment’

BASTROP, Texas -- National Review writer Kevin Williamson looked at both sides of the argument on increasing wages through the lens of convenience-store and gasoline retailer Buc-ee’s, which operates 32 large, high-volume locations in Texas. “Its customers may have a great and deep hunger for...

Seeks class-action status, alleging ‘willful violation’ of Fair Labor Standards Act

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- An employee of SMG Group LLC, which owns Joe’s Kwik Marts, has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the convenience-store company, alleging that she and managers like her were denied overtime pay in violation of state and federal wage laws and seeking back pay. Jenny...

Tony Sparks BW

Tony Sparks

Former Kum & Go, Delek, BP, Southwest, Family Express, 7-Eleven execs join company

BEVERLY, Mass. -- With another acquisition in its pipeline, BW Gas & Convenience Holdings LLC has hired Lisa Dodson, Kolby Jones, Greg Penman, Tony Sparks and Rebecca Teiken—veterans of several major convenience-store chains—to complete its management team. “With these new hires, the entire BW...

Updates at Circle K, Clark Crown, Gate, Rotten Robbie’s, Sunoco, Casey’s, more
Retailers form PFJ Southeast LLC to operate 120 travel plazas in region
Retailer replaces its first c-store with new location nearby

Thorntons cut the ribbon on its newest convenience store in Blue Island, Ill. Here's a look at some of the features of the new store.

C-store division president succeeds CEO, who has been named chairman
New HQ, c-store mark incorporation in Beehive State

Survey reveals where Clinton, Trump, Sanders supports are likely to shop