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Melissa Kress

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August 2017

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

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September 2017

Graphics depicting health and wellness like sleep, fruit, and exercise

A consumer's definition changes by category.

Cold beverages in the cooler at a store

Water is getting a turn in the spotlight as CSDs continue to decline.

Prepared food area of a convenience store

New consumer insights shared at CSNews Convenience Foodservice & Beverage Exchange event.

Tobacco legislation image of cigarettes and a gavel

Licenses, legal buying age remain agenda topics.

Tiled letters spelling out loyalty, marketing, rewards in a crossword puzzle

Retailer hopes to have a loyalty program in place by early FY2019.

An image of grab and go food and dispensed beverages in a Couche-Tard store

Retailer piloting new hot dog and bakery programs.

Logo for Casey's General Stores

Retailer eyes the possibility of a third distribution center.

The exterior of a Casey's General Stores location

Market area pressures, buying trends affect prepared food.