Rumors

The latest scuttlebutt, rumors & fun in the convenience store industry

Who’s going through PMTA and who’s not? That’s what one retailer in the West wants to know.


A Northeast chain is evaluating its app program: Is it worth it?


C-store banker Mike Ross may be better known for fishing for business. But on a recent trip to Alaska, he and a team of 13 people caught almost a ton of fish: 1,800 pounds in river salmon and ocean halibut, rockfish and cod. (Picture below). 


Is the future of the only constructed Frank Lloyd Wright gas station now in question?


Heavy e-cig taxes continue to weigh on one Midwest retailer.


Going public does wonders for a company, says the co-founder of one of the industry’s largest, best-known chains. A retailer can learn a lot about its strengths and weaknesses with the help of analysts, and grow from there.


In two to three years, we could see a full shelf of meat bars in most retail locations. You heard it here first.


Wow, T.H., the kids sure grow up quickly! Good job raising this year’s most promising college freshmen, and good luck on getting used to that empty house.


BR sends best wishes to the employees of Cracker Barrel in Louisiana. Hang in there!


T.C., we’re glad to hear there are more of us embracing vinyl and keeping phonographs in working condition.


Back Rumor Snapshot

C-store banker Mike Ross may be better known for fishing for business. But on a recent trip to Alaska, he and a team of 13 people caught almost a ton of fish: 1,800 pounds in river salmon and ocean halibut, rockfish and cod.

Tim Young, category marketing manager for candy at Newcomb Oil, found a sure hit for his novelty section at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo. Now to figure out the right price point …