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The leader of Casey’s General Stores has an expanded role. A new convenience-store chain is debuting in Las Vegas. And distributor UNFI’s latest earnings fell short of expectations.
H-E-B is reinvigorating its Joe V’s Smart Shop banner. Circle K’s cannabis partner is having financial troubles. And grocers may want to start taking cues from the restaurant industry.
Is Walmart using its power to keep center-store inflation in check? Here’s the most popular fuel brand in the U.S., according to a recent survey. And Doug Parker is leaving the Parker’s convenience store chain. the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association convention kicked off Sunday.
A convenience-store legends has died. Hiring at grocery stores ticked up again. And Maverik is expanding into a new state.
Dollar General shoppers are struggling. Lower swipe fees may be coming in the future. And CSP has named the finalists in its 20th annual Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest. And Aldi has launched an ultra-fast grocery service through Instacart.
A major convenience-store retailer confirmed hundreds of recent layoffs. Albertsons is consolidating its private-label brands. And three c-store chains were names to Forbes magazine’s 2023 list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates..
There’s a big grocery and c-store merger in the U.K. The fas mart opened its first Villa Italian Kitchen. And Texas is requiring a separate fee for electric-vehicle registration.
Dollar Tree is struggling with product mix and theft. After much conflict, 7-Eleven has resolution on its parent’s board of directors. And Amazon is seeing success with its subscription service.
Cumberland Farms properties are being acquired. SNAP recipients have fewer dollars to spend on groceries. And Kroger is adding hundreds of screens to its refrigerated cases.
Walmart is opening a new robot-powered fulfillment center. TravelCenters of America is adding new leadership. And BJ’s Wholesale Club posted a record quarter.
There’s considerable uncertainty about the future of gas prices. Walmart is expanding its alcohol delivery. And Sheetz is expanding its corporate office.
Publix is abandoning its small-footprint GreenWise concept. Circle K is debuting a line of wines. Gen X is driving packaged beverage sales. And it appears Amazon is shifting its focus from drone deliveries.
E-commerce sales gave Walmart a big boost during the first quarter. 7-Eleven is a popular grocery destination for shoppers who have SNAP benefits. And a c-store is using AI to boost sales.
Retail theft and slowing discretionary sales made for a tough quarter for Target. Wawa is adding a new state to its footprint. And a Binational Electric Vehicle Corridor is in the works. new study sheds light on where SNAP recipients prefer to shop.
Don’t expect major changes following bp’s acquisition of TravelCenters of America. Grocery sales took a slight dip in April. And meal kit company Blue Apron is pursuing a new business model.
A major c-store acquisition is now complete. Trader Joe’s CEO is retiring. And yet another group is calling for the rejection of the Kroger-Albertsons merger.
Supermarkets are favored over other retailers in online grocery shopping, Altria reaches settlements on thousands of Juul-related cases, and Kroger has launched a hiring push.
Kroger’s CEO is making clear that the company will fight for its proposed merger with Albertsons. Uncertainty around the future of Amazon Fresh is intensifying. And a recent decrease in SNAP benefits is having a ripple effect on the grocery industry.
The future of 7-Eleven is up in the air. Grocery prices continue to fall. And Arko Corp. is closing the door on its effort to acquire TravelCenters of America. Ahold Delhaize posted a solid quarter.
Kroger was found to be in violation of federal labor law. Sheetz is giving away free gasoline for life. And a gas station is among the “most endangered historic places” in the United States.
7-Eleven is making some significant executive changes. Kroger is ditching its weekly print circulars. And Walmart has a new merchandising chief.
Is CITGO Petroleum up for sale? DoorDash is seeing growth in its non-restaurant business. And Parkland is putting hundreds of millions in assets up for sale.
BJ’s Wholesale Club names a new chairman, Parkland turns in mixed Q1 results, and Hy-Vee introduces a wellness subscription program.
Refuel Operating Company is acquiring a batch of c-stores. Sprouts Farmers Market is creating a retail media network. And Murphy USA had a solid first quarter.
Bp is getting ready for its TravelCenters of America acquisition. Aldi is revealing its growth plans. And Giant Food is expanding its delivery capabilities.
The CEOs of two major grocery retailers looking to merge are seeking public approval. TravelCenters of America gets closer to its acquisition deal. And one multi-banner grocer has a new CFO.
There’s more convenience store M&A news. Amazon continues to try to grab pharmacy market share. And inflation is dinging tobacco sales.
A grocery industry titan has died. One segment of TravelCenters of America is performing especially well. And the U.S. economy expanded just a bit during the first part of the year.
Walmart continues to expand its health centers. Wawa is reaching a big milestone. And shoppers are pretty loyal to their grocery stores.
Arko Corp. has all but thrown in the towel on its bid to acquire TravelCenters of America. More than two-thirds of shoppers think the U.S. economy is already in a recession. And why is there so much uncertainty around the Amazon Fresh grocery concept? Consumers aren’t feeling very positive about the economy. And Dollar Tree is facing a new round of workplace safety penalties.
Convenience-store chain Maverik just got a lot bigger. A Chicago Save A Lot operator closed on a major round of financing. And an activist investor continues to press for change at 7-Eleven.
H-E-B is rebranding its c-stores–with a focus on fresh food. The shareholder fight for Parkland Corp. is heating up. And grocers are rolling out new environmental initiatives timed to Earth Day.
Inside sales boom in convenience stores. Walmart reopened a store five months after a mass shooting. And GetGo has closed and sold several locations.
There’s a whole lot of merger and acquisition activity in c-stores. Canada’s biggest food retailer has a new CEO. And high prices are again impacting the way people shop for groceries.
Coborn’s is expanding its portfolio. Arko has some complaints. And a convenience retailer is expanding its presence in the cannabis space.
Grocery sales are up year over year. And so is traffic for c-store foodservice. Plus, Walmart’s merchandising chief is leaving the company after more than three decades.
Juul will pay nearly $500 million to settle lawsuits in multiple states. Amazon sees lots of opportunity in physical grocery stores. And Kroger is looking to toss a consumer lawsuit related to its planned mega-merger with Albertsons.
Juul will pay nearly $8 million to settle a lawsuit in West Virginia. Grocery prices are finally falling a bit. And Petroleum Marketing Group Inc. has acquired 43 Short Stop convenience stores.
Online grocery shopping appears to be lagging. Which are the most trustworthy grocery and c-stores? And Walmart is dramatically reducing its presence in Chicago.
One c-store retailer is embarking on a $1 billion remodeling agenda. The year has started out with a bang for private-label products. And Amazon’s palm payment is heading to more grocery stores.
Oklahoma led in March c-store openings, Cub Foods averts a strike, and Gopuff aims to appeal a gig worker ruling.
Cigarette, tobacco and vape taxes may be rising; Costco’s sales fell in March; and Seven & i Holdings is weighing its options regarding a 7-11 spinoff.
Walmart is boosting automation, Seven & i is facing more pressure to spin off 7-11, and a work stoppage is in the offing at Cub Foods.
Walmart’s Chesapeake store to reopen five months after a deadly shooting, Sheetz again makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, and e-tailer Boxed is getting delisted.
Online retailer Boxed has filed for bankruptcy protection. An activist investor continues to poke at 7-Eleven. And TravelCenters of America is moving forward with an acquisition by BP.
Casey’s General Stores is adding to its portfolio. Albertsons is expanding access to nutritious food. And shoppers have different ideas when it comes to convenience.
A lot of new grocery stores opened in March. A drive-thru grocer has scored some major expansion funding. And Shell USA is getting into EV charging in a big way.
The Arko-TA saga continues. Dollar General is facing continued fire from federal workplace safety agencies. And a major new c-store foodservice manufacturing facility is coming to Ohio.
Fourteen Tom Thumb Food Stores have a new owner. Sprouts Farmers Market is ditching single-use shopping bags. And Target is closing a handful of stores.
The rival bidder for TravelCenters of America has been revealed. Grocery shopper loyalty is up for grabs. And fast-growing Aldi is having another busy week.