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GPM Subsidiary Adds to Dunkin' Franchise Network

The next-gen store features a modern look, drive-thru and Dunkin's innovative eight-tap system of signature cold beverages.

Eco-Friendly Startup Offers C-store Delivery Subscriptions

Lula uses carbon-neutral transportation methods to deliver products at a weekly, monthly or yearly rate.

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The alcoholic beverage specialty retailer will accelerate goPuff's entrance into California.

C-store prepared food buyers say they can find better quality elsewhere.

Funding will accelerate the digital retailer's reach into new markets, product offers and talent investment.

Amazon One palm reading device

The contactless technology, Amazon One, uses a customer's unique palm signature.

As part of the $8.8-billion deal, Walmart will retain an equity investment in Asda.

Remaining operators continue to struggle and do not expect to see improvement over the next six months.

Dunkin' seasonal menu

Seasonal beverages, baked items and snacks return to the menu Aug. 19.

DoorDash's DashMart

The DashMart platform is available in eight cities, with plans to expand.


Quick-service restaurants are the primary locations for drive-thru transactions.

The one-stop shops allow doctors, nurses and hospital staff to purchase food and other necessities on the way home.

Digital orders

Quick-service restaurants, though, drove gains in digital and delivery orders.

QSR drive-thru

Total transactions were down 43 percent in the week ending April 12 vs. one year ago.

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