Rumors

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

S.G., we feel for you—having an address in Cicero can’t be good for business.


J.W., you’ve won the hearts (and feet) of the CSP editors! Thanks for the goodie bag!


The next big things in terms of smoothie additions? Turmeric and kombucha. You heard it here first. 


One c-store chain has seen big changes in the behavior of its fuel delivery drivers after installing cameras in the cabs of its trucks. The cameras can not only capture car accidents but also monitor for smoking or cellphone usage.


M.Z., so now you’re the “C-Store Rescue” kingpin?


After an unannounced nearby visit by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, one Pennsylvania retailer’s c-store descended into complete chaos, BR hears.


One Midwest retailer found two skimming devices in two weeks. Yikes, J.C.


Thanks for the backstage pass to Jamie Watson’s photo shoot, S.M.! 


BR hears the U.S. heroin epidemic is challenging some c-store retailers, with everything from overdoses in the store to used needles hidden above bathroom ceiling tiles raising safety concerns.  


CSP founder and Midwest Retail Group president Paul Reuter (right) hangs out at the Indy 500 with Douglass Distributing’s Bill Douglass (left) and Family Express’ Gus Olympidis. See picture below. 


Back Rumor Snapshot

CSP founder and Midwest Retail Group president Paul Reuter (right) hangs out at the Indy 500 with Douglass Distributing’s Bill Douglass (left) and Family Express’ Gus Olympidis.

Eric Bolduc of Holmes Murphy and his wife and daughter basked in the glorious greenery of The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, on a recent trip across the pond.