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.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

04/04/2022

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.
04/01/2022

Tackling Tobacco: March 2022 Legislative & Regulatory Roundup

More local lawmakers address the sale of flavored tobacco products.
03/31/2022

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.
03/23/2022

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.
03/17/2022

BP Leans Into Convenience Retailing Following Thorntons Deal

Convenience Store News gets an inside look at new programs at BP Amoco Marketers Association convention.
03/22/2022

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

Merchandise and service revenues increased in its latest quarter over the previous year.
03/30/2022

Circle K Fuel Brand Reaches More Forecourts Across North America

Alimentation Couche-Tard continues efforts to raise awareness of its proprietary fuel offering.
03/17/2022

C-stores Should Mine Online Ordering for New Loyalty Members

Retailers need to move on from email marketing to improve customer experience.
03/21/2022

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

GPM Investments, Love's Travel Stops and TravelCenters of America also open new locations.
03/10/2022

Tech Trends Create Roadmap for Meeting Consumer Demands

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