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    Maverik brings on another fuel and fleet card partnership

    TransConnect Services, which also works with 7-Eleven, Casey’s General Stores, Kwik Trip and other major retailers, wants to expand its reach in the western half of the U.S.

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    RaceTrac continues tech upgrades with new mobile app

    The convenience retailer said its new platform features faster loading times, which fixes a common pain point for users.

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    QuikTrip to enter Florida

    The convenience retailer is in the early stages of developing a travel center in Cottondale, a small town in the state’s panhandle.

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    Wawa sets groundbreakings in 3 new states

    The first Kentucky sites will start work on June 5 followed by inaugural locations in Ohio and Indiana the following day.

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    Virginia c-store chain debuts foodservice program

    Schmitz rolled out Gastro High Octane Eats in one of its locations on May 20.

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    Nouria adds bitcoin ATMs

    Kiosks from Bitcoin Depot will allow customers to buy the cryptocurrency at 57 of the Massachusetts-based company’s 175 stores.

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    4 trends to watch in frozen treats

    Inflation has slowed unit sales among icy desserts, but there are pockets of the category still performing well and reasons for optimism, experts say.

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    Midwest c-store chain ends agreement with Holiday Stationstores

    Mega Consumers Cooperative will also cease operating five stores as it prepares to exit bankruptcy.

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    Circle K offers 40-cent fuel discount

    The three-hour promotion just before Memorial Day weekend will be available at 5,500 of the retailer’s U.S. stores.

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    Weigel’s builds employee rewards program

    Workers can earn rewards, access discounts and receive freebies from vendors through the MyWeigel’s Employee app.

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    5 ways c-store retailers can improve the self-checkout experience

    Experts from Mashgin, Invenco and other firms recently discussed common issues they see with kiosks and how retailers can address them.

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    Njoy seeks FDA approval for new vaping device, flavored pods

    The new Njoy Ace 2.0 uses bluetooth technology to limit underage use.

  • Wawa announces first travel center

    The site in North Carolina will include expanded parking as well as indoor seating, larger bathrooms and more, an official said on Wednesday.

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    SQRL’s new owner trying to force bankruptcy

    Gas Hub LLC, which bought the Arkansas company's c-store unit, claims that it is owed over $3 million from SQRL for unpaid rent payments.

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    Rutter’s breaks ground on new c-store prototype

    The first site with a 13,500-square-foot floor plan and a “brand new look” will open its doors in Milton, Pennsylvania, later this year.

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    5 attention-grabbing products from the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

    Fish jerky, ramen-flavored popcorn and gum with more caffeine than a cup of coffee were among the innovative products featured by 1,000 exhibitors.

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    Foxtrot files for bankruptcy

    The decision to file for Chapter 7 was made during a meeting with Outfox’s board of directors, who reviewed the financial condition of the company and each of its subsidiaries.

  • Kent Companies acquires 8 c-stores in West Texas

    The purchase includes the entire Jack’s Convenience Stores chain across Midland, San Angelo and Abilene as Kent continues to grow in its home region.

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    3 major c-store chains make foodservice updates

    GPM Investments is adding a famous hot dog brand to more than 450 stores, while Casey’s and 7-Eleven both updated their pizza lineups.

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    Pilot names new head of technology

    Andy Lupo’s promotion is the latest in a long series of executive changes for the travel center company in the past year.

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    H&S Energy updates app with car wash subscription

    Customers can select from multiple tiers of washes, or purchase washes one at a time.

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    Tech is a golden opportunity for small retailers. Just ask Family Express.

    Now is a good time for c-stores to get started with AI. But the extent of their involvement depends on their infrastructure and size, said Clifton Dillman, CIO for the Indiana chain.

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    Foxtrot’s assets sold for $2.2M in what one attendee called a ‘completely ramrodded’ auction

    The virtual sale on Friday seemed to leave people with more questions than answers after organizer JPMorgan Chase didn’t describe the lot for sale and only entertained one bid.

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    Gilbarco debuts EV charging infrastructure for c-stores

    The new platform offers site selection assistance and EV funding options, as well as charging hardware and software.

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    Buc-ee’s eyeing first location in Kansas

    The popular retailer has applied to build a travel center near the Kansas Speedway, the company’s general counsel confirmed.