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2019 Looks Clear for Smokeless Sales

As regulators target menthol cigarettes and popular e-cigarette brands, the smokeless segment is expected to thrive in the coming year. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Smokeless...

Build Your Foodservice Via Appetizers

Appetizer-portioned, easy-to-tote foodservice snacks from mozzarella sticks and mini tacos to doughnut holes and downsized cinnamon buns are growing in popularity at convenience stores...

Pump Prices Dip Ahead of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving travelers will get some relief from lower gas prices as they hit the roads. Thanksgiving travelers can be thankful for a last minute dip...

Kwik Trip: 2018 Chain of the Year

With its unsurpassed vertical integration and decades-long commitment to co-workers, guests and the communities it serves, the chain exemplifies what it means to be...

Meat Snacks Reign Supreme

Meat snacks are evolving to accommodate consumers’ changing tastes and ingredient preferences. By Lisa White, Contributing Editor Meat snacks seem to be tailor-made for the convenience...

Taking Theft Seriously

Theft in c-stores might be considered a three-pronged issue because there are three main groups that are often responsible: vendors, customers and employees. By Jim...

Nouria Energy Corp. Debuts New Retail Brand, Concept Store

New Lewiston, Maine ‘nouria’ location features a café nouria, fresh foods and eye-catching artwork. Nouria Energy Corp. has launched a new retail brand—nouria, and it’s...

Pump Prices Tumble in November

The national gas price average drops by 21 cents. On Monday, Nov. 12, the national gas price average hit $2.70, six cents less than the...

Packaged Beverages Climb

Data shows customers are turning to still and sparkling water and ready-to-drink coffees over traditional soft drinks as beverage trends evolve. By Brad Perkins, Contributing...

Beer Sales Bubble Over

Local and craft beer sales have gained positive momentum in c-stores, but they aren’t expected to replace domestic and import choices anytime soon. By Jeffrey...

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