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.



Retailers Need Digital Conversations to Reach Ultimate Goal: Data Capture

Mobile apps, digital signage and text messaging have risen to the top of customer engagement tactics.

Tackling Tobacco: April 2022 Legislative & Regulatory Roundup

One town in Maine approves a flavor ban, while another rescinds its measure for technical reasons.

Using Technology & Added-Value Services to Gain Share of Stomach

Strategic loyalty programs can help a retailer tell its foodservice story.

Convenience Retailers Can Create Superfans Through Loyalty Programs

Keeping programs simple and personal will draw repeat visits.

WHAT'S IN STORE: Cubby's, Love's Travel Stops, MAPCO & Street Corner

Rutter's also grows its network to 80 locations.

C-stores Lag Behind When It Comes to Digital Retail

Nine out of 10 convenience store retailers are in the "inactive" or "initiation" stages on the digital scale.

7-Eleven Aims to Move the DEI Needle

The retailer is using its leadership position to bring change across the convenience store industry.

Couche-Tard's DEI Strategy Starts With Its Team Members

The parent company of Circle K looks to turn difficult conversations into positive action.

Yesway's DEI Journey Travels From Its CEO to Its Communities

The organization strives to make its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion everlasting.

Seizing the Opportunity Around the Future of Mobility

Parkland Corp. is preparing to become a destination for electric vehicle drivers.