Melissa Kress

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Melissa Kress is Executive 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, and the technology beat. She is also one of the industry’s leading media experts on the tobacco category.



Revving Up for Changes on the Forecourt

Far from a fad, electric vehicles are here to stay and c-store retailers are poised to win the changing motorist.

Sheetz Aims to Put Itself Out of Business

The more than 650-site convenience store chain is focused on evolving its business.

Couche-Tard Advances Customer-Focused Initiatives

The company is preparing to expand its new loyalty program and smart checkout technology.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Rings Up 'Solid' Same-Store Sales in Q2 FY23

The company's Fresh Food, Fast program was up more than 20 percent during the quarter.

Thankful for All Things Technology

Setting aside its reluctance to embrace new technologies puts the c-store channel in the position to own convenience.

Technology Moves Outside the Store

Better equipment and new services are making car washes more profitable.

PHOTO GALLERY — What's In Store: Choice Market, Foxtrot & Tri Star Energy

The Goods Mart, Neon Marketplace, Petro Travel Plaza, QuikTrip and Trillium also announce store happenings.

Convenience Store Retailers Honor U.S. Military Veterans

Many industry operators offer food and beverage promotions, and launch roundup campaigns.

Traveling the Innovation Highway

Operators of travel centers and truck stops are embracing change to keep America moving.

People on the Move: Alto-Shaam, CITGO Petroleum, NATSO & PetroActive

Bang Energy, Gilbarco Veeder-Root and KPS Global also make personnel announcements.