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.



Alimentation Couche-Tard Makes Notable Moves to Grow

Adding TotalEnergies' assets will expand the company's footprint in Europe by nearly 80 percent.

Managing the Pieces of the Workforce Puzzle

Technology helps c-store retailers create a seamless and efficient work environment.

Using Technology & Data Analytics to Navigate Supply Chain Woes

Consumer demands, manufacturer shutdowns and low warehouse inventories are contributing to lingering challenges.

Truck Stop & Travel Center Operators Focus on Convenience

Technology budgets include money earmarked for data analytics, self-checkout and mobile apps, according to attendees of NATSO Connect 2023.

NATSO Aims to Future-Proof the Truck Stop & Travel Center Industry

The organization talks changes coming down the pike at NATSO Connect 2023.

Hitting the Five Stops in a Digital Journey

Establishing two-way conversation with convenience store shoppers is a marathon, not a sprint.

Phasing In Digital Strategy in the Convenience Channel

A recent Conexxus webinar looked at ways of moving the customer experience forward.

People on the Move: Advantage Solutions, Impact 21, Marathon Petroleum & Parker's

AlixPartners, FeedbackNow by Forrester, Flexeserve, Grocery Supply Co. and Mojix also make personnel changes.

In Technology, There's No Resting on One's Laurels

Parker's rolls out a new website and refreshed Parker's Rewards app to transform the customer experience.

Going All In on the Future of Mobility

BP is placing a $1 billion bet on the potential of electric vehicles.