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.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

11/03/2022

Experimenting With Self-Checkout Options

Labor issues and new technologies are furthering disruption in the convenience channel.
10/27/2022

7-Eleven Flexes Its Innovation Muscle Once Again

Gulp Media focuses on the immediate consumption purchase.
10/20/2022

With Technology Comes Knowledge

The rise in tech solutions gives retailers the necessary information to build a loyal customer base.
10/20/2022

WHAT'S IN STORE: Energy North Group, Love's Travel Stops & Spinx

MAPCO, Stewart's Shops and Thorntons also welcome customers to new convenience stores.
10/18/2022

Convenience Channel M&A Activity Slows Down in 2022

Industry experts point to limited available inventory and cost of money.
10/17/2022

People on the Move: Bounteous, Colonial Group & VP Racing Fuels

Cantaloupe, CDA, NECSEMA and Talking Rain also make personnel announcements.
10/31/2022

NACS SHOW REWIND: C-store Retailers Find Opportunity With Private Label

TXB and Yesway are tapping into this growing market.
10/12/2022

Is the Future of Mobility a Distant Future?

A recent NACS survey finds consumers are still hesitant to buy an electric vehicle.
11/04/2022

NACS SHOW REWIND: Making the Case for Self-Checkout

Offering this option can draw some concerns, but retailers point to an improved customer experience as a key benefit.
10/06/2022

Spending Money to Make Money

Convenience store retailers increased their technology budgets in 2022.