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Melissa Kress

Melissa Kress is senior news editor at Convenience Store News. She began her journalism career as a weekly newspaper editor before making the move to business-to-business publishing, covering commercial real estate. She joined Convenience Store News in November 2010. Kress graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

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August 2017

Despite getting legislative pressure from all angles, tobacco remains steady.

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February 2018

Andeavor Chairman and CEO Greg Goff

Western Refining acquisition mixes with organic growth for 31-percent increase.

J. Polep Distribution, Motiva Enterprises, Convenience Valet and more welcome new faces into the top posts.

The re-opened Pilot Travel Center in Remington, Ind.

Buc-ee's and TravelCenters of America also build up their portfolios.

Tobacco 21

Not all states are embracing Tobacco 21 efforts.

Offices for EG Group in the United Kingdom

U.K.-based EG Group's recent moves include an ExxonMobil-Esso deal in Germany.

The retailer panel for Winning in the New Tobacco World at Tobacco Plus Expo

Tobacco Plus Expo 2018 panelists encourage embracing new products and technology.

Logo for the National Association of Tobacco Outlets

NATO Industry Outlook examines market and legislative changes affecting the backbar.

January 2018

Bill Weigel was honored with the prestigious recognition of the National Eagle Scout Association's Outstanding Eagle Scout award.

ADD Systems, Unified Brands, U.S. Tobacco Cooperative and ZipLine also announce personnel changes.

Amoco gas station in Pelham Manor, N.Y.

BP reintroduces the fuel brand with sites in New York and New Jersey.

the logo for ampm retail brand

Initiative includes new fresh food and coffee programs, graphics package.

Logo for Par Pacific Holdings

The $70M, 33-store deal may the first of several in the Pacific Northwest.

Casey's General Stores logo

Letter points out the company has missed earnings targets for seven straight quarters.

Tobacco 21 logo

Legal buying age remains No. 1 issue in the category.

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