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Emily Sheetz and Phillip Jackson at NRF 2019 Big Show

Sheetz Puts Its Story & Brand at Center of Tech Initiatives

Emily Sheetz talks about the retailer's message at NRF 2019: Retail's Big Show.

Few convenience store retailers think their sales in the beer category will decline this year.

TravelCenters of America location

The travel center operator also amends its lease terms with HPT, its principal landlord.

Sunoco LP

The asset acquisitions total approximately 180 million gallons of fuel annually across four states.

Sprint Food Store convenience store

The transaction will add 10 convenience stores to the retailer's current 20-store footprint.

AlixPartners survey reveals preferences around convenience foodservice options.

Buc-ee's logo

The Robertsdale, Ala., c-store measures more than 50,000 square feet and features 124 fueling stations.

JFK Travel Plaza

Federal workers can make purchases now and settle the balance when they receive a paycheck.

Energy North Group logo

Snyder's-Lance, Frito-Lay and Pepsi also are contributing to "Lunch On Us" from Jan. 21-25.

C-store operators are less optimistic about the category this year.

 MakeItCount loyalty program

Members now receive 5 cents off per gallon at the pump every day.

Frank Gleeson speaking at 2018 NACS Show in Las Vegas

His involvement in the association stemmed from a desire to better educate himself on world-class best practices.

Alltown Fresh

Alltown Fresh offers healthy and locally sourced alternatives.

Uncertainty around regulation contributes to a very mixed forecast.

Positive expectations for both dollar sales and unit volume growth are up year over year.

Global Partners LP

The bid deadline for these East Coast properties is Feb. 20.

Rutter's

The 7,500-square-foot store features a full restaurant with an expansive menu and café seating.

AlixPartners survey asks shoppers to rate various c-store programs and services.

Skupos logo

The software enables distributors to offer scan data incentives and multi-pack tobacco discounts.

Love's travel stop

Plans include thousands of new truck parking spaces, expanding on-site truck and tire care services, and opening more than 40 new locations.

NRF 2019 Big Show

Cisco DevNet tech leader offers three big ideas at NRF 2019: Retail's Big Show.

Frank Gleeson & NACS logo

Frank Gleeson hopes to bring an international agenda to the association's audience of peers.

A Kwik Trip convenience store and gas station

Customer service, food and amenities stand out among customer reviews of the channel.

The majority of c-store operators expect status quo for the candy category this year.

GP Energy logo

The new moniker highlights the company's focus on energy and its Oregon history.

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