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

07/08/2022

Circle K Fuel Brand Helps Couche-Tard Navigate Forecourt Challenges

Having an internal fleet allows the retailer to better deal with labor and supply chain issues.
07/07/2022

C-stores, Consumers & 'Online Dating'

Shoppers are using digital as the starting point of their buying journeys.
06/30/2022

Tackling Tobacco: June 2022 Legislative & Regulatory Roundup

Gov. David Ige signals his intent to veto Hawaii's flavored tobacco ban.
06/29/2022

Seizing the Opportunity to Innovate

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the pandemic opened the door for new services and programs in the convenience channel.
06/23/2022

Getting Practical With Artificial Intelligence

Beyond marketing, AI can help retailers with store operations.
06/16/2022

Approaching Innovation at Your Own Pace

TravelCenters of America and Sheetz will headline the 2022 Convenience Store News Technology Leadership Roundtable as retailers gather to discuss a variety of tech issues.
06/13/2022

Casey's Records Largest Unit-Growth Year in Its History

The convenience store retailer closed three key deals in its 2022 fiscal year.
06/09/2022

C-store Innovation Takes Time & Thoughtful Planning

Alimentation Couche-Tard uses its Norway market to test new ideas.
06/02/2022

Giving Power to Your Best Customers: Your Employees

Workforce management technology gives associates control over their jobs, leading to higher retention rates.
05/27/2022

Tackling Tobacco: May 2022 Legislative & Regulatory Roundup

Hawaii legislature approves flavored vapor ban, with an exception.