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C-Stores Combat Human Trafficking

More retailers are becoming a safe harbor for victims of this vastly unreported crime. By Erin Del Conte, Senior Editor Convenience stores are realizing the power...

Travis Sheetz Becomes First COO in Sheetz History

Adam Sheetz becomes vice president of operations. Sheetz is changing its organizational structure, promoting Travis Sheetz —previously the executive vice president of operations—to the role...

Proper Category Management Can Drive Performance

Category management can improve overall sales and profit performance. Like most principles of category management, quite a bit depends on the particular retailer’s market...

Gas Prices Slide into December

C-store customers can prepare to see the lowest pump prices of the year. On Monday, Nov. 26, the national gas price average hit $2.56—seven cents...

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...

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