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.



2022 Will Be Year of Integration for Parkland Corp.

The company has racked up 17 acquisitions since the third quarter of 2020.

Parkland Prepares to Bring New EV Charging Concept to Its Network

The winning design of "The Electric Fueling Station of the Future" contest will join its British Columbia expansion.

Square One Markets Navigates the Changing C-store Industry

CEO Lisa Dell'Alba discusses the challenges of being a small operator.

Innovation Cues Are Everywhere — You Just Need to Know Where to Look

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. finds inspiration and opportunity from startups, like Jackpot and Farmstead.

M&A Activity Boosts CrossAmerica Partners' Earnings in 2021

A deal with 7-Eleven Inc. added 106 c-stores to the partnership's network.

Global Partners' Business Model Drives Solid Performance to Close Out 2021

The partnership will continue to invest in and optimize its portfolio as part of its growth strategy.

TravelCenters of America Invests in Growth

The company is set to acquire a flagship location, which will be the largest travel center in the U.S. based on truck parking spaces.

Murphy USA Outlines Growth Strategy for 2022

The retailer is eyeing as many as 45 new stores and 35 raze-and-rebuilds.

Murphy USA Marks First Anniversary of QuickChek Acquisition

The retailer is tracking ahead of its target, achieving more than $8M in synergies in 2021.