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.



Shifting Technology Gears

After years of customer-facing initiatives, c-store retailers could benefit from turning their focus to operational moves.

Automation Can Futureproof Foodservice Operations

New solutions can revolutionize food retailing as retailers face labor headwinds.

Embracing Your Strengths & Acknowledging Your Weaknesses

For Casey's, ramping up its food offering with technology has led to a winning combination.

What's In Store: Buc-ee's, Parker's & Thorntons

Foxtrot, Maverik and QuikTrip also unlock the doors at new locations.

C-store Supplier Community Enters 2023 With Measure of Optimism

Despite economic headwinds, suppliers and distributors are excited about new opportunities in 2023.

What Does the Future Hold for Restaurant Technology?

Trends in dine-in traffic vs. takeout and delivery are changing the foodservice landscape, according to panelists at NRF 2023: Retail's Big Show.

Mounting Competition Requires Embracing Innovation

The 2023 Conexxus Annual Conference will tackle solutions that can push c-stores to the head of the retail industry.

People on the Move: ARKO, Grabango, Paytronix, Sheetz & Upshop

Breakthru Beverage Group, CandyRific, Diebold Nixdorf, IFFA and Par Pacific Holdings also make personnel changes.

Foodservice Technology to Shift Focus in 2023

After years of focusing on the customer, food retailers will turn their attention to operations, according to speakers at NRF 2023: Retail's Big Show.

Preparing for a New Mobility Future

Shell USA Inc. is growing its reach with electric vehicle drivers through a $169M acquisition deal for Volta Inc.