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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.

GetGo Café + Market Is Doubling Down on Innovation

New initiatives include digital cooler door screens, checkout-free technology, and more.

Quaker Steak & Lube logo

TravelCenters of America Agrees to Sell Quaker Steak & Lube

The company will focus its efforts on its travel centers after divesting the standalone restaurants.

A Wawa convenience store

The convenience retailer will also spend $35 million to upgrade its cybersecurity.

Regulations and rules

More states and municipalities take up the issue of flavored tobacco products.

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The off-cycle payroll solution can save companies time and money.

A separate closing for one additional property is expected during the first quarter.

The retailer's 2021 plans include construction of four new sites and the remodel of two existing stores.

BP's Price Match

The offer automatically compares BP and Amoco gas prices to those of nearby competitors.

MAPCO Employees

CEO Frederic Chaveyriat battled COVID-19 in December and has taken a firm stance to fight the virus.

Consumer shifts due to the COVID-19 pandemic have upended convenience foodservice.

Series B investments will fund nine new stores, as well as an expansion of the retailer's line of private label packaged goods and gifts.

Feeding America Fridays and Round Up For Rewards programs will help provide meals to families facing hunger.

McLane EDGE

McLane EDGE features promos, category trends and new products.

Chief operating Officer Brandon Hofmann at Parker's Spirits.

The Parker's Spirits brand features a large selection of premier wines, craft beers and collectible bourbons among other packaged beverages.

A look at some of the food, drink and flavor-discovery trends forecasted for the year ahead.

These services are quickly becoming necessary, but not all platforms meet c-stores' unique needs.

Kwik Trip, OnCue and Smoker Friendly are recognized for prioritizing a people-centered culture and giving employees a voice.

A preliminary pilot with Chakratec's kinetic storage systems will launch in 2022.

EV charging

Ford and General Motors discuss timelines for shifting to zero-emissions vehicles across their portfolios.

The $3.35 billion deal is expected to close during the first half of 2021.

The Xevo Market mobile commerce platform gives consumers the ability to interact with popular brands through embedded ordering and transactions. 

Four new advanced 125kW-capable EV fast chargers were installed through PG&E's EV Fast Charge program.

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The transaction boosts Sprint Mart's network to more than 100 company-operated stores.

Michael J. Hennigan, president and CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Parent company Marathon Petroleum is staying focused on its strategic initiatives while working to close the sale.

Buc-ee's St. Augustine

Its St. Augustine travel center is the third Buc-ee's to open outside of Texas.

The first of six planned sites within the state will open in Baker later in 2021.

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