Rumors

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

BR’s heart was warmed by the large receiving line waiting to congratulate Rahim Budhwani after his NACS Show debut—evidence of how much family means to the new chairman of NACS!


BR hears a candy manufacturer is adding a factory on this side of the pond. 


One Midwest retailer is about to introduce yet another proprietary brand.


BR hears a coffee product that was all the rage at the NRA Show two years ago is now on the company’s back burner.


BR hears one app provider is saying goodbye to clients with 50 stores or fewer.


Lisa Dell’Alba, we always knew you were c-store royalty. Now you have the tiara to prove it! (Picture below). 


Congrats to Winsight’s Abbie Westra, who was awarded with the Betty Bastion Outstanding Service Award at IFEC last month in Minneapolis. The award pays tribute to one member who exhibits extraordinary leadership and professional excellence. (Picture below). 


Happy anniversary, Hunt Brothers! Your retailer stories are poignant and touching.


BR hears a new Midwest player is pushing to have 100 stores by early 2017.


Is there a single c-store strategy that can put one retail chain ahead of another? Don’t bet on it, says Rocky Dewbre of CST Brands: “For me, this industry is a street fight on a location-by-location basis.”


Back Rumor Snapshot

Lisa Dell’Alba, we always knew you were c-store royalty. Now you have the tiara to prove it!

Congrats to Winsight’s Abbie Westra, who was awarded with the Betty Bastion Outstanding Service Award at IFEC last month in Minneapolis. The award pays tribute to one member who exhibits extraordinary leadership and professional excellence.