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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.

Circle K convenience store

Circle K Global Rebranding on Pace to Finish in 30 Months

More than 3,650 sites in North America and more than 1,700 sites in Europe have been completed to date.

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New Swipe-Fee Settlement Draws C-store Industry Objections

The latest agreement amends a 2012 deal, but does not address efforts to change network rules.

The Convenience Store News Convenience Innovation Council

The inaugural Convenience Store News Convenience Innovation Council brought top retailers together to share their expertise.

Camel Snus

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. submitted the reduced-risk application in 2017.

Amazon Go sign

The 2,000-square-foot spot is located in the same complex as the company's Chicago office.

S&D Coffee & Tea's Q Processing Program initiative

Calico Brands, Conagra Foodservice, Nestlé, S&D Coffee & Tea and Utz Quality Foods also announce acquisitions and new promos.

Grady Chronister

The entrepreneur founded multiple Midwest convenience store and gas station chains.

Dunkin' Donuts snack menu

Executive appointments, retail initiatives and the Top Women in Convenience led the news for the month.

Culinary artists from Gate Petroleum, Maverik and Rutter’s competed at the 2018 Convenience Foodservice Exchange event.

Logo for The Kraft Heinz Co.

The company's CEO groups c-stores among the channels growing at a fast pace.

Casey's General Stores exterior

Unit growth and stronger fuel margins drove performance during the quarter.

The FDA's The Real Cost Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign

The initiative will feature digital and social media components.

Skip will integrate Koupon's mobile offer capabilities directly into its app.

pay parity

Starbucks shares its three-step solution for equal pay.

Growth Energy's E15 Now bus

The "E15 Now" bus will visit Midwest gatherings over the next few months.

Parker's CEO Greg Parker

Greg Parker fosters a culture of continuous improvement at Parker's convenience stores.

Casey's General Stores logo

The retailer's fleet card program will launch in October, and price optimization testing is on the horizon.

Shell Select logo

The pilot features a range of high-quality, locally inspired, freshly prepared food and beverage offers.

casey's mobile app

The retailer's journey includes an enhanced website, a redesigned mobile app and a loyalty program.

FDA headquarters

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb signals the agency could re-examine flavored vapor products.

Amazon Go

A third location opens in Seattle, with plans to enter New York on the horizon.

Couche-Tard and Holiday logos

The retailer looks to use Holiday as a model for food programs in multiple markets.

Consumers selected 27 products new to c-store shelves in the past year for recognition.

TA's CEO Rebholz

After five years, the company is selling its Minit Mart portfolio for $330 million.

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