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.



Year in Review: The Top M&A Deals of 2022

Shell boosts its U.S. presence and Smoker Friendly has its largest growth spurt to date.

Connecting on a New Level

The retail media space may be the next frontier for convenience store retailers.

Playing the Long Game

Hall of Famer Brian Hannasch’s 40-year career in the industry has led him to head one of the largest convenience and mobility companies in the world.

PHOTO GALLERY — What's In Store: Parker's Kitchen, QuikTrip & Thorntons

Love's Travel Stops, Stewart's Shops and TravelCenters also welcome customers at new locations.

Inside Sales Continue to Drive Casey's FY23 Earnings

Prepared food, pricing strategies and product mix boosted the retailer in Q2.

People on the Move: Altria, Paytronix & PepsiCo Inc.

Encompass Technologies, Perfetti Van Melle and Swisher also announce personnel news.

It's Showtime for Technology

Two industry events in early 2023 will shine a light on retail technology and innovation.

Brian Hannasch & Brent Cotten Take Their Place in the Convenience Store News Hall of Fame

The 36th annual event also recognized Doug Haugh as Retailer Executive of the Year.

Revving Up for Changes on the Forecourt

Far from a fad, electric vehicles are here to stay and c-store retailers are poised to win the changing motorist.

Sheetz Aims to Put Itself Out of Business

The more than 650-site convenience store chain is focused on evolving its business.