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Foodservice Study 2019: Opportunities & Optimism Mix With Obstacles

In this special bonus supplement to the 2019 Convenience Store News Foodservice Study, we present exclusive data and analysis of the foodservice category’s opportunities and challenges.

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Minit Stop Chain Eliminates Beef From Its Menu

The plant-based Impossible Burger will replace cow beef in burgers, bowls and more.

Altria headquarters

Philip Morris USA Takes Third Price Increase This Year

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., another Altria Group Inc. company, also makes pricing moves across its brands.

Inside the Consumer Mind: When Hunger or Thirst Strikes

10/8/2019 — Exclusive research investigates consumers’ thoughts on prepared foods and beverages.


The retailer recently opened its first non-fuel convenience store in Athens, Ga.

The McDonald Oil Co. stores are primarily located in the LaGrange and Columbus metropolitan areas.

Customer loyalty

Immediate rewards, exclusive perks and long-term value are most sought after.

The deal includes a 250,000-square-foot distribution facility in Kent, Wash.

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VIDEO: Convenience Store News at NACS Show 2019

Editorial Director Don Longo takes you on a whirlwind tour of this year’s event.

Upcoming CSNews Events


Future Leaders in Convenience

Wed, Nov 06
Wednesday, November 06
Chicago, Illinois
Future Leaders in Convenience is a comprehensive workshop and networking program that teaches young convenience store executives how to achieve their full potential as leaders in their organizations and the industry at large.

Convenience Store News Hall of Fame

Wed, Nov 06
Wednesday, November 06
Chicago, Illinois
Convenience Store News honors some of the industry’s most influential retail and supplier executives in the Convenience Store News Hall of Fame.

Path to Purchase Expo (P2PX)

Wed, Nov 13 - Thu, Nov 14
Wednesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 14
Chicago, Illinois
The annual Path to Purchase expo is the world’s largest gathering of brand manufacturers, retailers, agency professionals and solution providers for marketing to shoppers.

Latest Blogs


VIEWPOINT: Leadership Day

Past, present and future c-store industry leaders to be feted at CSNews events in Chicago.


Plenty to Do & See in Hotlanta

Convenience Store News offers two worthwhile events for NACS showgoers.


C-Store Grab & Go Success: It’s All in the Label

In the c-store industry, if convenience is king, fresh is queen.


What Convenience Store Operators Can Learn from Amazon Go

New technology could benefit c-store operations.

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