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Melissa Kress

Senior News Editor

Melissa Kress is Senior News 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. She is also one of the industry’s leading media experts on the tobacco category.

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September 2018

remember post-it note
Convenience store operators need to keep their eyes on the tobacco category as dollar stores make a grab for share.
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July 2019

Love's Travel Stop in Westmoreland, Calif.

Harris Teeter, Irving Oil and Love's Travel Stops also open new locations.

A Holiday Stationstore location

Alimentation Couche-Tard is tapping into reverse synergies from its acquisition of the Midwest c-store chain.

A Circle K convenience store and gas station

The retailer completed the initiative in Ireland, thus bringing the new brand to all of its c-stores in Europe.

Lauren C. Solotar, May Institute president and CEO (l); Leo Vercollone, CEO of VERC Enterprises; and Jolie Beaupre, parent, May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at "An Evening of Hope & Possibility."

Executives from E-Z Mart Stores, RW Garcia, Shell, Texas Food & Fuel Association and VERC Enterprises are honored for their work.

The Kraft Heinz Co. board of directors named Miguel Patricio as CEO .

Electrolux Professional, Hostess Brands, Mars Inc., Swisher International and Tankology also make personnel news.

Sheetz, Kum & Go and Golden Pantry are among those turning to labor-specific tech tools.

June 2019

Cigarette sales

Taxes, flavor bans and T21 measures make the local rounds.

Parker's new convenience store in Pooler, Ga.

GPM, Street Corner and TravelCenters of America also cut ribbons on new locations.

Casey's General Stores exterior

The retailer will begin rollout of its in-store price optimization platform this month.

Help wanted sign

Hiring events are seen as a key avenue for job candidates to experience a brand.

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