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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.

FDA's Center for Tobacco Products

FDA Commissioner Moves to Remove Flavored Vapor Products From C-stores

Bans on flavored cigars and menthol combustible products are also on the agency's agenda.

FDA Headquarters Sign

The industry supports youth prevention efforts, but raises some questions about a potential menthol ban.

From premium varietals and higher price points to tasting events, the convenience channel is elevating its vino status.

Nouria Energy logo

The new retail brand, nouria, targets younger adults and women with fresh and healthy offerings.

Eby-Brown's Sharon Kuncl

Q&A series ties in with Convenience Store News’ Top Women in Convenience awards.

Van Holten's Pickle Rick Pickle-In-A-Pouch

Van Holten's Pickle Rick Pickle-In-A-Pouch is available at 2,800 locations Nov. 14 through Nov. 19.

The director of foodservice will help guide the c-store industry's premier editorial content.

After a disappointing 2017, the category is back to making a splash, driven by new trends.

Juul pod products

The company moves the sale of flavored pods exclusively to online.


The retailer's mobile app enhancement will also provide access to promotional deals.

Joe Sheetz at 2018 NACS Show

The changing definition of convenience was among the top issues during his tenure.

VP Racing Fuels supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Casey's, Circle K, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and VP Racing Fuels make contributions.

QuikTrip storefront

Applicants should have a background as a peace officer, armed security guard or veteran.

Great Place to Work logo

Coming in at No. 4 and 6, respectively, the retailers were recognized for their workplace atmospheres and treatment of employees.

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees logo

NCASEF's board of directors took a vote of No Confidence in the management of 7-Eleven Inc.

Rutter's local options for bread displayed on kiosk

New research by consulting firm A.T. Kearny shows a global drive for "multi-localism."

healthy snacks

From high protein to non-GMO, healthy snacking means many different things to consumers.


Most flavored products would be banned from sale at thousands of locations due to the increase in vaping among minors.

Casey's General Stores logo

The deal includes seven Qwik Stop convenience stores in Wisconsin.

Marathon Petroleum's MakeItCount rewards program

MakeItCount rewards program members will automatically receive an entry in the sweepstakes.

An Express Mart convenience store in New York.

The transaction adds nearly 80 c-stores to Speedway's New York network.

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