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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

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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February 2021

Regulations and rules

More states and municipalities take up the issue of flavored tobacco products.

New initiatives include digital cooler door screens, checkout-free technology, and more.

Murphy Express location

The c-store operator will leverage QuickChek's food and beverage platforms across its formats.

Buc-ee's, Garret's Family Market and TravelCenters of America also ring up customers at new locations.

Murphy USA President and CEO Andrew Clyde

Foodservice and fuel expertise are key areas for the integration.

Michael J. Hennigan, president and CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Parent company Marathon Petroleum is staying focused on its strategic initiatives while working to close the sale.

Sheetz promoted Adam Sheetz to executive vice president of operations.

AMCON Distributing Co., Getty Realty, VERC Enterprises and VP Racing Fuels also make personnel changes.

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