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.



The Three Rs of Digital Transformation

Having the right people, the right process and the right systems in place spells success.

Mobile Opportunities Poised to Drive Convenience Recovery Post-COVID

Now more than ever, c-store operators need to position their locations as a destination.

Approaching Diversity With a Clear Vision & Diverse Workforce

The opportunity to gain repeat multicultural customers begins with embracing diversity within the company.

Lightening the Load of the Small Operator

Performance Food Group's Top Off Rewards program targets independent operators.

Parkland Corp.'s Q1 Earnings Benefit From 2021 M&A Moves

Deals for Urbieta Oil and Lynch Oil drive the company's U.S. growth.

Couche-Tard's Leader Earns a Place in the Hall of Fame

The Circle K parent company has made great strides in technology during his tenure.

CrossAmerica Partners' Q1 Earnings See Lift From 7-Eleven Deal

The addition of the assets increased the partnership's company-operated site count by 68 percent.

Marathon Petroleum Navigates Global Challenges in Q1 2022

President and CEO Michael Hennigan says gasoline has been more resilient than expected.

Murphy USA's Value Proposition Powers It Through Q1 2022

During the first three months of this year, the retailer reported net income of $152.4M.

People & Culture Drive Murphy USA's Integration of QuickChek

CEO Andrew Clyde says there is an opportunity to make a good business better.