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The latest retailer, wholesaler and supplier news, including corporate & store operations, technology, legislative, regulatory & legal news, marketing, mergers & acquisitions and more. Also includes expert viewpoints, people news and special features.

National Hot Dog Day

C-store Retailers Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

Free dogs and discounts will be available on July 17.

electronic cigarette legislation

Judge Sets May 2020 Deadline for E-Cigarette Applications

Companies have 10 months to submit PMTAs to the Food and Drug Administration.

Love's Travel Stop in Westmoreland, Calif.

Harris Teeter, Irving Oil and Love's Travel Stops also open new locations.

A voting poll

The initiative would put stronger age restrictions on, but not prohibit, the sale of the products.

The retailer plans to build 10 new sites in Charleston and eastern South Carolina over the next year.

A Holiday Stationstore location

Alimentation Couche-Tard is tapping into reverse synergies from its acquisition of the Midwest c-store chain.

QuikQ logo

QuikQ offers a fuel payment card, an RFID-based card-less system, and a card-less payment solution.

A Circle K convenience store and gas station

The retailer completed the initiative in Ireland, thus bringing the new brand to all of its c-stores in Europe.

Kum & Go convenience store

The program offers custom solutions to drive sales and improve merchandising.

AAFES micro market

More on-the-go meals and snacks offered at the AAFES self-service convenience stores.

Nielsen research on small format store openings

Convenience, dollar and drug stores are leading the way in store openings.

A Sheetz convenience store sign

The kiosks will be in five Pennsylvania locations and one North Carolina store.

Logos for Marathon Petroleum and NOCO Express

MPC plans to convert three to five convenience stores a day through July 24.

Pak-A-Sak logo

Dale McKee founded the 21-store chain in 1977.

7-Eleven Day free Slurpee

Deals include free Slurpees, product discounts and a day-after 7NOW deal.

The all-vegan V Marks the Shop carves out a niche in the convenience channel.

Parker’s Chief Human Resources Officer Corey McClimans shows Lucille Washington, deli associate, how to use the new DailyPay technology.

The retailer is one of the first c-store chains to implement DailyPay.

Logos for top convenience store chains

Six companies, including 7-Eleven and Couche-Tard, make a repeat appearance from 2018.

The chain partnered with Paytronix Systems to revamp its Crown Card Rewards program.

Someone using an electronic cigarette

Studies show that less than 2 percent of all retail sales to minors occur in convenience stores.

The Kraft Heinz Co. board of directors named Miguel Patricio as CEO .

Electrolux Professional, Hostess Brands, Mars Inc., Swisher International and Tankology also make personnel news.

A Nouria Energy convenience store

The Acumera and SwiftIQ platform gives the retailer access to instant merchandising and marketing insights.

Plastic bags

The independent retail chain will offer discounts on reusable bags throughout the month.

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