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.



Turning Lemons Into a Technology Opportunity

Wawa Inc. is mulling plans to transform a shuttered c-store into a tech hub.

Starting the Year on a Technology Note

The National Retail Federation's annual expo will once again showcase foodservice technology.

What's In Store: Pump & Pantry, Quicklee's, QuikTrip & Rusty Lantern Market

Love's Travel Stops, MAPCO, QuickChek and Thorntons also welcome customers at new locations.

Building a Solid Foundation for Your Diversity & Inclusion Journey

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, but also makes business sense, according to industry leaders.

Playing a New Rewards Game

Mobivity and P97 Networks are piloting a program that offers mobile game users retail rewards for their achievements.

People on the Move: Chaudhary Petroleum Group, PFMA, Rutter's & Swisher

The Coca-Cola Co., Food Concepts Inc. and Kaival Marketing Services also make personnel appointments.

Technology Trends to Watch in 2023

Retail media networks, subscription programs and a frictionless forecourt are innovations poised to go mainstream.

Reflecting on the Top Technology Trends of 2022

Enhanced mobile apps, new checkout options and moves around electric vehicle charging were recurring themes this year.

Convenience Rewards Programs Evolve From Points to Connections

Retailers are finding success with emotion-based loyalty programs.

Year in Review: The Top Legislative & Regulatory Moves of 2022

Rules around credit and debit card transactions and tobacco rules continue to impact the channel.