Retail Daily

From the editors of Winsight Grocery Business and CSP Daily News comes Retail Daily, a new podcast that serves up a quick daily download of the top industry stories from supermarkets and c-stores. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you like to tune in for the must-know retail news of the day. Read stories featured in the episodes on our websites: and

Casey’s General Stores, new c-store chain, UNFI earnings
Wed, 07 Jun 2023 21:58:45 GMT
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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, cannabis, cues from restaurants.
Tue, 06 Jun 2023 21:58:23 GMT
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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.

Walmart, most popular c-store, IDDBA kicks off
Mon, 05 Jun 2023 21:58:29 GMT
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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.

Grocery hiring, dollar store sales, Maverik
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 21:59:30 GMT
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A convenience-store legends has died. Hiring at grocery stores ticked up again. And Maverik is expanding into a new state.

Dollar General, swipe fees, Aldi Express
Thu, 01 Jun 2023 21:58:57 GMT
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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.

Circle K, Albertsons, grocery openings
Wed, 31 May 2023 21:58:14 GMT
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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..

EG Group, Costco, Texas-EV
Tue, 30 May 2023 21:58:48 GMT
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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, 7-Eleven, Amazon
Thu, 25 May 2023 21:59:11 GMT
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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, SNAP grocery spend, Kroger
Wed, 24 May 2023 21:58:27 GMT
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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, TravelCenters of America, BJ’s Wholesale Club
Tue, 23 May 2023 21:58:55 GMT
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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.

Gas prices, Walmart alcohol delivery, Sheetz
Mon, 22 May 2023 21:59:53 GMT
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There’s considerable uncertainty about the future of gas prices. Walmart is expanding its alcohol delivery. And Sheetz is expanding its corporate office.

Publix, GreenWise, Circle K, Amazon drones
Fri, 19 May 2023 21:59:47 GMT
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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.

SNAP-7-Eleven, Family Express
Thu, 18 May 2023 21:48:29 GMT
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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.

Target, Wawa, SNAP-retailers
Wed, 17 May 2023 21:59:47 GMT
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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.

TravelCenters of America, grocery sales, Blue Apron
Tue, 16 May 2023 21:58:48 GMT
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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.

BP-TravelCenters, Trader Joe’s, Kroger-Albertsons
Mon, 15 May 2023 21:59:18 GMT
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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 lead online grocery shopping, Altria Juul-related settlements
Fri, 12 May 2023 20:59:24 GMT
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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, Amazon Fresh, SNAP
Thu, 11 May 2023 20:59:17 GMT
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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.

7-Eleven, grocery prices, Ahold Delhaize
Wed, 10 May 2023 21:59:44 GMT
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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, PayByCar, Dollar General
Tue, 09 May 2023 21:58:38 GMT
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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, Kroger, Walmart
Mon, 08 May 2023 21:58:46 GMT
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7-Eleven is making some significant executive changes. Kroger is ditching its weekly print circulars. And Walmart has a new merchandising chief.

CITGO, DoorDash, Parkland Corp.
Fri, 05 May 2023 21:58:47 GMT
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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 new chairman, Parkland Q1 results
Thu, 04 May 2023 21:58:24 GMT
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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, Sprouts Farmers Market, Murphy USA
Wed, 03 May 2023 21:59:33 GMT
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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, Aldi, Giant Food
Tue, 02 May 2023 21:58:49 GMT
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Bp is getting ready for its TravelCenters of America acquisition. Aldi is revealing its growth plans. And Giant Food is expanding its delivery capabilities.

Kroger-Albertsons, TravelCenters of America, Ahold Delhaize
Mon, 01 May 2023 21:58:12 GMT
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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.

MAPCO, Amazon, tobacco sales
Fri, 28 Apr 2023 21:58:08 GMT
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There’s more convenience store M&A news. Amazon continues to try to grab pharmacy market share. And inflation is dinging tobacco sales.

Stew Leonard Sr., TravelCenters of America, economy
Thu, 27 Apr 2023 21:58:41 GMT
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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 Health, Wawa, loyalty
Wed, 26 Apr 2023 21:58:14 GMT
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Walmart continues to expand its health centers. Wawa is reaching a big milestone. And shoppers are pretty loyal to their grocery stores.

Amazon Fresh, consumer outlook, Dollar Tree fines
Tue, 25 Apr 2023 21:58:12 GMT
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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.

Maverik-Kum & Go, Yellow Banana, 7-Eleven
Mon, 24 Apr 2023 21:58:01 GMT
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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 c-stores, Parkland Corp., Earth Day
Thu, 20 Apr 2023 22:00:29 GMT
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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.

C-store sales, Walmart reopening, GetGo closures
Wed, 19 Apr 2023 22:00:19 GMT
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Inside sales boom in convenience stores. Walmart reopened a store five months after a mass shooting. And GetGo has closed and sold several locations.

C-store M&A, Loblaw CEO, food spending
Tue, 18 Apr 2023 22:00:57 GMT
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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.

Headline: Coborn’s, Arko, cannabis
Mon, 17 Apr 2023 22:00:29 GMT
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Coborn’s is expanding its portfolio. Arko has some complaints. And a convenience retailer is expanding its presence in the cannabis space.

Grocery sales, c-store foodservice, Walmart merchandising chief
Fri, 14 Apr 2023 22:00:14 GMT
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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 settlement, Amazon grocery, Kroger lawsuit
Thu, 13 Apr 2023 21:58:22 GMT
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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, grocery prices, Ahold Delhaize CEO
Wed, 12 Apr 2023 21:58:06 GMT
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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, most trustworthy companies, Walmart
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 21:59:51 GMT
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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.

Love’s, private label, Amazon One
Mon, 10 Apr 2023 21:58:43 GMT
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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.

March C-Store Roundup, Cub Foods strike averted
Fri, 07 Apr 2023 21:58:13 GMT
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Oklahoma led in March c-store openings, Cub Foods averts a strike, and Gopuff aims to appeal a gig worker ruling.

Cigarette taxes, Costco sales
Thu, 06 Apr 2023 21:57:52 GMT
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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 automation, Seven & i pressed to spin off 7-11 
Wed, 05 Apr 2023 21:58:13 GMT
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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 reopens after shooting, Sheetz on Best Companies to Work For list
Tue, 04 Apr 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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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.

Boxed bankruptcy, 7-Eleven, TravelCenters of America acquisition
Mon, 03 Apr 2023 21:58:53 GMT
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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, Albertsons, convenience
Fri, 31 Mar 2023 21:58:06 GMT
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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.

New grocery stores, JackBe, Volta
Thu, 30 Mar 2023 21:58:14 GMT
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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.

 TravelCenters of America, Dollar General, 7-Eleven
Wed, 29 Mar 2023 21:58:56 GMT
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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.

Tom Thumb Food Stores, Sprouts Farmers Market, Target
Tue, 28 Mar 2023 21:58:30 GMT
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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.

Arko Corp., grocery loyalty, Aldi
Mon, 27 Mar 2023 21:58:53 GMT
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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.