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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.


September 2018

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Convenience store operators need to keep their eyes on the tobacco category as dollar stores make a grab for share.
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September 2020

All aspects of convenience store operations must join forces to meet the new shopper expectations.

Trenton (right) and Julia Langston have been named vice presidents of Calloway Oil Co.

Category Management Association, Del Monte Fresh Produce, Paytronix and more also announce personnel moves.

Casey's Rewards

In the past six months, the retailer introduced curbside pickup and third-party delivery.

The retailer's c-store network benefits as consumers consolidate shopping trips.

Arko, A Family of Community Brands

The new entity, to be known as Arko Holdings Corp., will become a public company.

Tobacco 21 sign

Localities vote to bring tobacco buying age in compliance with federal regulations.

Circle K's Fresh Food Fast concept

The convenience retailer lifts the pause on food store training and openings due to COVID-19.

August 2020

Enmarket convenience store in Thunderbolt, Ga.

Eskimo Hut, Refuel, Quicklee's and Trillium also add to their footprints.

Its full-service restaurants were impacted the most by the health crisis.

The Conexxus 2020 Annual Education and Strategy Conference

The Conexxus 2020 Annual Education & Strategy Conference outlined a positive industry outlook.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. CEO Mike Hennigan

The company is on track to meet its $950-million expense reduction target for 2020.

TravelCenters of America CEO Jonathan Pertchik

CEO says the groundwork laid in the second quarter of 2020 will drive operational efficiencies.

Logo for the Food and Drug Administration

Altria, E-Alternative Solutions, Fontem US and Reynolds American are among those that have submitted applications to the FDA.

IQOS tobacco device

Charlotte, N.C., marks the heat-not-burn product's third market.

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Lawmakers take up legal buying age, flavors and tobacco taxes.

logos for Marathon Petroleum Speedway LLC and 7-Eleven Inc.

The energy company will see integration benefits from its new long-term fuel pact with 7-Eleven Inc.

Electric vehicle charging sign

A Fuels Institute webinar examines the role the convenience channel can play in EV charging.

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