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Convenience Store News November 2021

November 2021

  • COVER STORY: Investing in Success – Retailer Executive of the Year Kevin Smartt is cultivating the people and business practices that ensure a bright future.
  • SMALL OPERATOR: Talking Tech
  • INSIDE THE CONSUMER MIND: The Conversation Around Cannabis
  • TECHNOLOGY: Engineering Loyalty Program Success
  • TOBACCO: A Long & Winding Road
  • BEVERAGES: Beyond Beer

… and more

Convenience Store News October 2021

October 2021

  • COVER STORY: Overcoming the Labor Crisis – Expanded and extended unemployment benefits, challenges around childcare, and new worker priorities are forcing c-store retailers to adapt to a new labor market.
  • FEATURE: Expansion Fever
  • SMALL OPERATOR: The Art of the Steal – Part 2
  • STORE SPOTLIGHT: Hometown Pride
  • TECHNOLOGY: Driving Excellence Through Technology
  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Raising the Bar
  • TOBACCO: Mounting Uncertainty Around Tobacco

… and more

Convenience Store News September 2021

September 2021

  • COVER STORY: Stepping Up – The convenience channel has long been criticized for being a follower rather than a leader when it comes to innovation, but it stands poised to lead once the COVID cloud clears.
  • FEATURE: A Healthy Dose of Innovation
  • SMALL OPERATOR: The Art of the Steal – Part 1
  • FOODSERVICE: Overcoming Adversity With Innovation
  • TOBACCO: Oral Testimony
  • GROCERY: Remaining Relevant
  • CBD: CBD in the C-store

… and more

Convenience Store News August 2021

August 2021

  • COVER STORY: The Best of the Best – This year's 74 Top Women in Convenience honorees stood out in a record field of entries.
  • MIDYEAR REPORT CARD: A Rebounding First Half
  • VIEWPOINT: Ready, Set, Go
  • SMALL OPERATOR: Should You Join a Franchise?
  • FOODSERVICE: Better Synergy in the Kitchen
  • TECHNOLOGY: Ensuring the Right Products at the Right Time
  • TWIC TALK: Jayne Rice, Yesway

… and more


Convenience Store News July 2021

July 2021

  • COVER STORY: Inside the Minds of the Industry's Small Operators – Most small operators are bullish on 2021, but some plan to throw in the towel.
  • TOP 100: Standing Firm at the Top
  • TECHNOLOGY: Moving Beyond Cash or Credit
  • CANDY & SNACKS: Boosting Sales Outside the In-Store Experience
  • NEW HORIZONS: DEI: It Starts With You
  • INSIDE THE CONSUMER MIND: Shedding the Pandemic Pounds
  • STORE SPOTLIGHT: Racing Into a New Channel

… and more

Convenience Store News June 2021

June 2021

  • COVER STORY: Ready to Rebound – Despite being ravaged by an unprecedented pandemic, the convenience store industry may be better positioned than ever for the future.
  • FEATURE: The Future of Fueling
  • EXPERT’S VIEW: The (DEI) Marathon Continues…
  • STORE SPOTLIGHT: A Convenient Concession Experience
  • FOODSERVICE: The Trust Factor
  • TECHNOLOGY: Transformative Technologies

… and more




Convenience Store News May 2021

MAY 2021

  • COVER STORY: A Bumpy Road – Foodservice remains an important category for c-stores, but recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic will take time and effort.
  • FEATURE: Mastering On-Demand Delivery
  • SMALL OPERATOR: Past Experiences Ignite Future Endeavors
  • FOODSERVICE: The Dispensed Drink Evolution
  • TOBACCO: Keeping Up the Momentum
  • CANDY: Nonchocolate Candy Makes a Rebound
  • TECHNOLOGY: The Taste of Technology

… and more



Convenience Store News April 2021

APRIL 2021

  • COVER STORY: Viewing C-stores Through a Pandemic Lens – Shoppers have become more forgiving in some areas, but more discerning in others.
  • SMALL OPERATOR: Marketing Must-Dos for Small Operators
  • INSIDE THE CONSUMER MIND: Luring Fuel Customers Into the Store
  • SNACKS: Embracing the Fourth Daypart
  • HOW TO: Capitalize on the Rise of Contactless Shopping
  • TECHNOLOGY: A Seamless Strategy

… and more


Convenience Store News March 2021

March 2021

  • COVER STORY: The Ever-Evolving C-store Industry Landscape – A decade of our Top 20 Growth Chains report shows just how much has changed.
  • FEATURE: Going the Extra Mile
  • SMALL OPERATOR: Leveraging the Community Connection
  • STORE SPOTLIGHT: Creating a Consistent Brand
  • FOODSERVICE: Elevating & Optimizing Grab-and-Go
  • TOBACCO: Packing a Promotional Punch
  • TECHNOLOGY: Is the Industry EMV Ready?

… and more



Convenience Store News February 2021


  • COVER STORY: A Category in Constant Motion – Regulation and legislation are continually changing the state of the tobacco business.
  • FEATURE: Labor Pains
  • VIEWPOINT: What to Expect From Biden Presidency
  • SMALL OPERATOR: Don’t Have Just Your Head in the Cloud
  • TECHNOLOGY: Workforce Management to the Rescue
  • FOODSERVICE: Using Data to Boost Foodservice Sales
  • PACKAGED BEVERAGES: Capitalizing on the Packaged Beverage Boom

… and more



Convenience Store News January 2021


  • COVER STORY: COVID Casts a Shadow Over 2021 Forecast – Pandemic worries haunt c-store retailers and suppliers, affecting the outlook for the new year.
  • FEATURE: Prioritizing Safety & Sanitation
  • SMALL OPERATOR: Looking at the Glass Half-Full
  • NEW HORIZON: The Shecession
  • SNACKS: Coming Back After a COVID Hit
  • TECHNOLOGY: The 2021 Technology Hit List
  • STORE SPOTLIGHT: Elevating the Experience
  • INSIDE THE CONSUMER MIND: The Rise of the Stay-at-Home Shopper

… and more

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