Melissa Kress

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Melissa Kress is Executive Editor of Convenience Store News. She joined the brand in 2010. Melissa handles much of CSNews’ hard news coverage, such as mergers and acquisitions and company financial reports, and the technology beat. She is also one of the industry’s leading media experts on the tobacco category.



PHOTO GALLERY: Rusty Lantern Debuts Next Generation C-store

The refreshed concept includes a full kitchen and a revised floor plan.

Looking Into the 2024 Crystal Ball

Artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and retail media are projected to play bigger roles next year.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Charts a Mix of Growth Activity

The parent company of Circle K has more than 100 sites in its construction pipeline, along with 1,000 sites identified for future growth opportunities.

Circle K Rewards Program Gains Steam

More than 8 million members have enrolled in the Inner Circle since its launch this spring.

7-Eleven International LLC Inks $1.1B Acquisition Deal

The transaction for 7-Eleven Australia includes 750-plus convenience stores.

A Personalized Approach Needs to Be an Authentic Approach

Artificial intelligence can go a long way to improve operations but when it comes to customer service, the connection needs to be real.

Foxtrot Market to Join Forces With Dom's Kitchen & Market

The Chicago-based retailers will combine under a new entity, Outfox Hospitality.

Out of Order Is Not an Option When It Comes to Technology

Like all team members, technology needs care.

RaceTrac Slates Indiana Debut

The retailer will open its doors in Indianapolis next month.

Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Proposed Menthol Ban's Impact on Small Business

Members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business point to potential revenue loss and black market sales.