Rumors

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

BR hears a major discount fuel retailer is making some high-profile upper-management hires.


One retailer found it would take more than 100 customers dealing with a defective fuel pump before someone alerted the store of a problem.


CSP and sister publications Convenience Store Products, Restaurant Business and Foodservice Director won big for editorial and design excellence at the American Society of Business Press Editors’ 2017 regional awards dinner. Picture below. 


S.M. is scratching her head over her bosses’ order to “break even” on the commissary. What, there’s no profit in foodservice?


One retailer is loving the eye-catching Synergy fuel-island branding from ExxonMobil—too bad a customer knocked down a pump less than a month after it went up!


A big “new era” retailer is now implementing mobile payment, says M.H.


One Western retailer sees technology helping to cut multiple cashiers down to one.


R.B. is diversifying his real-estate portfolio, stepping outside the c-store channel for new opportunities.


Will Kroger sell its c-stores? One company veteran didn’t dismiss the idea.


Big changes are coming to a popular fuel-quality standard in 2017, including new requirements for participating retailers.


Back Rumor Snapshot

CSP and sister publications Convenience Store Products, Restaurant Business and Foodservice Director won big for editorial and design excellence at the American Society of Business Press Editors’ 2017 regional awards dinner.

Coffee in hand and looking forward to talking about #loyalty. #forumCSL. Kay-Tee Olds, president and founder of ERC, Prairie, Wis. @MobileContessa