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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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November 2017

West Coast and Network Development Manager Mike Hager

West Coast banner has an active pipeline as it celebrates 40 years.

The exterior of a TravelCenters of America Minit Mart

The company acquired 49 c-stores in the two-year period that ended Sept. 30.

Logo for Global Partners LP

Company saw better than expected results in its gasoline distribution and station operations segment.

The logo for Andeavor

The company plans sizeable growth in northern Mexico in the next couple of years.

The exterior of a TA travel center

Company worked through growing pains in the third quarter of 2017.

The logo for Sunoco LP

In addition to 7-Eleven sale, the company is near a deal to sell its West Texas locations.

A Smoke Free Zone sign

Municipalities eye amendments to current smoking bans.

An image of dollar signs and the word GIG!

Operators must adjust as workers eye short-term employment.

October 2017

A Speedway gas station

Nearly all Florida Speedway stores were operating within three days of Hurricane Irma.

consumer using heat-not-burn product

Several companies are working toward what could become the industry’s new normal.

Logo for Coen Oil Co.

Third-generation owners move forward with one mission.

Christopher Constant, CEO, (left) and Mark Olear, executive vice president and COO, of Getty Realty Corp.

Year to date, the company's portfolio has 855 net-leased properties.

Speedway Logo

With Speedway review in rearview mirror, retail remains a strong part of its long-term vision.

Bean-to-cup coffee platform

Bean-to-cup coffee platform and localized coolers among the improvements.

An image showing the words training, education, development and workshops

NACS Show panel discussion allows retailers to exchange best practices.

People fitting puzzle pieces together

Nouria Energy and Wallis Cos. execs say human resources should be part of the conversation.

made-to-order foodservice

The Lebanon, Tenn., travel center is heavy on foodservice and includes a Bass Pro Shop.

An image of cigarettes stacked on top of each other

Municipalities across the country consider flavor restrictions, age limits.

The fountain drink area of a Lone Star convenience store

Beverage programs can drive consumers to other in-store categories.

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