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UNFI has ousted its president. NACS is underway in Atlanta. And Goodwill–yes, that Goodwill–appears to be getting into the grocery business.
Executive changes are afoot at bp and Walgreens. Lottery theft is a growing issue for convenience retailers. And rebranding is underway at Lou Perrine’s Gas & Grocery.
Circle K’s parent is selling dozens of sites. A Southern California grocer will be the foodservice provider for a new network of EV charging stations. And Amazon has a huge opportunity in the grocery space.
Foodservice is playing a key role in boosting c-store traffic. Ahold Delhaize’s CEO is bullish on omnichannel shoppers. And Wawa has big plans for Ohio.
Wawa has big expansion plans for Kentucky. Target is closing stores due to theft. And a c-store distributor is getting into the gasoline distribution business.
Amazon is facing a new lawsuit centered on its alleged anticompetitive practices. Shrink is a growing problem for retailers. And candy sales are hot at c-stores.
Rite Aid could be forced to close up to 500 locations. Amazon has made a big investment in artificial intelligence. And Shell is opening its newest stores in the world of Fortnite.
Walmart is adding a subscription-based delivery service. QuikTrip continues to expand its healthcare business. And Ohio appears to be a hot spot for new convenience stores.
Why are supermarkets are facing an “existential threat?” A convenience retailer earned the top spot in the Better Work Awards. And Royal Farms is installing 30 DC Fast Chargers.
These are the states that saw the most new c-stores last month. Kroger’s CEO kicked off Groceryshop in Las Vegas. And there’s a new c-store brand in Houston.
Pizza is fueling Casey’s General Stores’ growth. Instacart is now a publicly traded company. And Target is doubling down on grocery sales for the holiday season.
EG America has a new CEO. Brew Oil has closed five convenience stores. And FreshTake will open a new grocery store in Georgia.
Instacart is upping its IPO goals. Maverik is shaking up its discount program. And two convenience-store retailers are among the best retail places to work.
Is Chicago looking to get into the grocery business? Good 2 Go acquires a batch of convenience stores. And how to solve the pressing problem of shrink.
bp’s CEO has resigned. Walmart and Albertsons are investing in speedy delivery. And grocery prices dipped in August.
Retail technology leaders attend the inaugural RetailTEC conference in Dallas. Parkland has a new retail leader. And Kroger has agreed to pay more than $1 billion in an opioid settlement.
Instacart readies an IPO, Hostess gets acquired by J.M. Smucker, and Kroger’s divestiture deal with C&S bodes well for the Albertsons merger.
C&S Wholesalers is becoming a major grocery retailer. A convenience-store industry veteran is retiring. And 7-Eleven has expanded to a new country.
Circle K’s new loyalty program is performing well. New grocery openings picked up in August. And ampm is expanding its frictionless checkout technology.
A grocery wholesaler is reportedly in talks to scoop up divested Kroger-Albertsons stores amid the pending merger. KwikTrip has been honored with a new award. And Rutter’s is expanding its dispensed-beverage options. grocery job growth was largely flat in August.
One convenience retailer has closed nearly half of its stores amid a bankruptcy filing. Walgreens is searching for a new CEO. And Sheetz has launched a new line of doughnuts. a Canadian grocer is back in business following a protracted strike.
Dollar General had a rough Q2. TravelCenters of America has a new CEO. And another elected official is sounding the alarm over the pending Kroger-Albertsons merger.
Maverik’s major acquisition is complete. Credit card swipe fees are reportedly set to increase. And Walmart is setting an e-commerce record.
Why are some Florida gas stations being asked to stop selling fuel? GetGo has a new president. And a major grocery strike in Canada continues
Sheetz is building a massive new distribution facility. Instacart finally appears ready to go public. And a bankruptcy filing is impacting operations at nearly 20 Mountain Express Oil locations with Pilot fuel branding.
Mountain Express Oil may be no more. Kroger’s CEO talks about creating a national supermarket company. And meat-snack maker Wenzel’s Farm now holds a Guinness World Record. retailers are bracing for student loan payments to restart.
Subway has found a buyer. Walmart is expanding drone delivery. And RaceTrac is entering Ohio.Dollar Tree continues to grow its grocery business.
The strike at There’s no end in sight for a strike at Canadian grocer Metro. Vape maker Juul is undertaking a major round of layoffs. And Dollar Tree has signed a $1.35 million safety agreement with the Department of Labor.
Aldi’s CEO talks about the grocer’s surprising acquisition. Circle K may soon be searching for a new cannabis partner. And 7-Eleven is donating to wildfire relief in Hawaii.
The Fresh Market has big growth plans. Gas prices are climbing. And Dollar General has opened a first-of-its-kind distribution facility.
Instacart is nearing an IPO. 7-Eleven has been dinged for employee scheduling violations. And Boxed.com is getting a second life.
Grocery sales continue to fuel Walmart’s solid quarterly results. Visits to convenience stores are up. And is it time for c-store retailers to pull back on private label?, one expert says.
Aldi is making a major acquisition. Buc-ee’s is entering two new states. And secretaries of state are again calling for a stop to the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger.
Casey’s General Stores has acquired dozens of convenience stores. Grocery sales are on the rebound. And Kroger is adding more vertically farmed produce to its lineup.
Arko Corp. appears ready to buy another convenience retailer. Save A Lot CEO reveals why the company’s new business model is such a good fit. And a Wisconsin convenience-store chain has a new owner.
Another c-store retailer is experimenting with an all-digital store. Big-box retailers may be through the worst of an inflation-fueled dip. And one discount grocer is seeing record interest from prospective operators.
bp’s profits dropped in the second quarter. Grocery prices rose a bit in July. And Wawa is expanding into another state.
Walmart keeps gobbling up a larger share of grocery spending. CrossAmerica Partners is shifting to company-owned c-stores. And labor negotiations are ongoing as a strike continues at a major Canadian grocer.
Restructuring has apparently served Parkland well. The CEOs of Albertsons and Kroger continue to make their pro-merger case. And are food prices finally headed downward?
Wawa is testing an all-digital store. Save A Lot has nearly completed its transition to an all-wholesale model. And Murphy USA stores are getting a makeover.
An Amazon Fresh overhaul is underway. One Tennessee c-store operator has acquired another in the state. And grocery employment was on the upswing in July.
The consumer lawsuit against the Kroger-Albertsons merger has been tossed out. C-store and grocery channels are doing well for DoorDash. And many grocers made the list of the country’s fastest growing retailers.
Amazon Fresh is re-imagining its in-store grocery experience. Expect to see more Bojangles restaurants at one convenience retailer. And SpartanNash is rolling out a premium private-label line.
Major layoffs are coming to CVS. Shell Canada is selling off gas stations to ward off competition. And, in the U.S., 7-Eleven is facing stiffer competition.
Parkland Corp. has a new chairman of the board. A strike is closing grocery stores in Canada. And Oregon now has self-fueling.
Wegmans is set to open its second New York City supermarket. Buc-ee’s vows to take action on a new convenience store that resembles its name and mascot. And Shipt unveils a new rewards program.
Layoffs are hitting both Amazon and Anheuser-Busch. Why a federal attempt to block the Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger may be a bad idea. And why investing in dinner appears to be a wise idea for convenience stores.
Convenience-store retailers are not very optimistic about tobacco sales. The number of online grocery shoppers appears to be shrinking. And pizza is officially on the menu at Wawa.
C-store beverage sales appear to be on the upswing. Digital sales propelled Albertsons to a solid first quarter. And Dollar General is intensifying its competition with other food retailers.
Lidl US is apparently once again searching for a CEO. Gas prices are up a bit. And more shoppers than not think the country is in a recession.