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.



PHOTO GALLERY: C-store Retailers & Suppliers Get Playful for April Fool's Day

The channel gets into the spirit of the day with products like the Tiny Gulp from 7-Eleven and Cumberland Farms' rebranding news.

Tackling Tobacco: March 2022 Legislative & Regulatory Roundup

More local lawmakers address the sale of flavored tobacco products.

Technology Is Just One Challenge for Small Operators

Lisa Dell'Alba of Square One Markets talked about the pain points during a recent Conexxus fireside chat.

BP Helps Its Marketers Go All In on Convenience & Mobility

The BP Amoco Marketers Association convention showcased frictionless technology and a new electric vehicle charging solution.

BP Leans Into Convenience Retailing Following Thorntons Deal

Convenience Store News gets an inside look at new programs at BP Amoco Marketers Association convention.

Couche-Tard Produces Strong Quarterly Results Despite Latest COVID-19 Surge

Merchandise and service revenues increased in its latest quarter over the previous year.

Circle K Fuel Brand Reaches More Forecourts Across North America

Alimentation Couche-Tard continues efforts to raise awareness of its proprietary fuel offering.

C-stores Should Mine Online Ordering for New Loyalty Members

Retailers need to move on from email marketing to improve customer experience.

WHAT'S IN STORE: EG Group, Nouria Energy & Parker's

GPM Investments, Love's Travel Stops and TravelCenters of America also open new locations.

Tech Trends Create Roadmap for Meeting Consumer Demands

Automation, artificial intelligence and frictionless are in the driver's seat right now.